Turku is located on the southwest coast of Finland, this vibrant city is Finland’s former capital. Only in 1917, when Finland became independent, Helsinki be came the new capital. Turku stretches along the banks of the Aura River and it is known for its rich arts and culture scene, ancient heritage and vibrant modern atmosphere. For history lovers, Turku features numerous historical attractions including the majestic 13th century Turku Castle, which houses an interesting museum documenting medieval history. In summer the days are long and the nights are short in Finland. So check out the many annual summer events in Turku.
Visit the collection of restaurants lining the cobbled riverside streets, enjoy excellent shopping opportunities at an array of unique boutiques, and attend one of the lively festivals. It also serves a great base from which to explore the surrounding area which encompasses the magnificent Turku Archipelago and the scenic coast dotted with character-filled towns. Don’t miss a visit to the ancient Turku Cathedral which houses a royal tomb and museum.