Turku has one of the most important harbours in Finland. It is situated southwest of the country and surrounded by River Aurajoki. The climate of Turku is temperate which makes it a great place to visit anytime of the year. Summers here are warm that's why most tourists prefer booking cheap hotels during that time. Book a hotel online to avail of cheap rates.
Turku was part of the Kingdom of Sweden during the middle ages, but it remained the center of Finland's society and culture. The governors and dukes of Finland chose to reside in Turku and when they started to seek independence, the Finnish War ignited in 1809.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
If you love to shop and are into rock music, then make sure to visit Turku during the month of July when the Medieval Market and Ruisrock festival is held. There are many magnificent structures in Turku that attracts millions of tourists annually including the 13th century Turku Castle which features a museum and the 14th century Turku Cathedral. If you want to see more historical attractions, you should go to the Old Square where you can find the Old Town Hall and Brinkkala Mansion. Experience life in the countryside by visiting the Village of Living History where you can see numerous farm animals.
Central Turku can be easily explored on foot. Those who prefer to ride can take the city bus that travels frequently and covers most of the city. After purchasing a bus ticket, make sure to use it right away since the validity period is only 2 hours.