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    Turku (Åbo in Swedish) is one of Finland’s largest cities with approximately 175,000 residents. It is located in the Southwest corner of Finland. Formerly Finland's capital, Turku just celebrated its 778th birthday in 2007, making it the oldest city in Finland.

    It is home to Turku Cathedral (Tuomiokirkko), the mother church of Lutheran Finland. The Aura River runs through the city as it flows toward the Baltic Sea. Turku also has a charming castle that sits along the coast in a picturesque setting. The marketplace (kauppatori) serves as the hub for the local bus system as well as the center to buy fresh fish, produce and Finnish mementos. On the Aurakatu side of the marketplace, you can find Hansa, a shopping center that boasts 150 charming shops all under one roof.

    Turku has an active music scene in the summer with major events that include Ruisrock (one of Europe’s oldest rock festivals, occurring in July), and Down by the Laituri (occurring in the end of June). There are also various places in the city in which to view famous Finnish artwork such as the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova (Old Turku/New Art) or the Turku Art Museum.

    Turku is easily accessible from Helsinki by bus or train (2 hours by either mode of transportation) and is a short ride away from Stockholm via the Viking Line or Silja Line cruise ships. While in Turku, you can find more information at the tourist office in downtown Turku on Aurakatu 4.
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    • Panimoravintola Koulu
      0.25 Km from Turku
      Panimoravintola Koulu is a Finnish brewery restaurant in the city of Turku. Koulu (School) is the largest brewery restaurant in Finland and it is situated in a former Neo-Renaissance -style school building from 1889 by architects L. I. Lindqvist and Bruno Granholm. The school to first occupy the building was "Svenska Fruntimmerskola", which was later renamed as the "Svenska flickskolan i Åbo" in 1916, again in 1955 when it became "Åbo svenska flicklyseum", until fin...
    • Veritas Stadion
      1.70 Km from Turku
      Veritas Stadion is a football (soccer) stadium in Turku, Finland. It is situated in the district of Kupittaa, in an area dedicated to sporting venues. The stadium serves as the home venue for FC Inter Turku playing in Finland's premier football league, the Veikkausliiga. The stadium is currently being expanded with a stand with 1,644 seats to meet the demands for the 2009 UEFA Women's Championship. The stadium is going to have a capacity of 9,372 spectators, with 8,072 seats and 1,300 standing p...
    • HK Arena
      4.40 Km from Turku
      HK Areena (formerly Elysée Arena, Typhoon and Turkuhalli), is an arena in Turku, Finland. It is primarily used for ice hockey, and is the home arena of TPS, but it is also frequently used to host concerts and other events. HK Arena was the main venue for the 1991 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships and one of the venues in 1997 and 2003. HK Arena opened in 1990 and holds 11,820 people. A record 12,041 attendance has been registered in 1991. Bruce Springsteen had two shows at the arena during hi...
    • Ravattula Church
      4.66 Km from Turku
      Ravattula Church (also the Ristimäki Church) was a Medieval church in the village of Ravattula in Kaarina, Finland. It is the oldest known church site in Finland, dating back to the late 12th Century–early 13th Century. The well-preserved foundations of a wooden church were found on the Ristimäki hill in 2013. The Ravattula Church was a wooden building approximately the size of 6×10 meters. It consisted of two rooms and a smaller narrow choir. The church was built with a horizontal timbering tec...
    • Zoolandia
      15.77 Km from Turku
      Zoolandia is a zoo located Lieto, Finland, about a 20 minute drive north of Turku. The zoo is home to about 160 animals representing 50 species.

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    Graphic showing average weather in Turku in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan -5.1 77.1 22.8 30.4
    Feb -5.9 53.2 21.4 20.9
    Mar -3.1 46.6 26.4 18.3
    Apr 2.4 47.8 36.3 18.8
    May 8.6 38.8 47.5 15.3
    Jun 13.4 44.9 56.1 17.7
    Jul 16.8 73.8 62.2 29.1
    Aug 15.4 88.5 59.7 34.8
    Sep 10.8 73.2 51.4 28.8
    Oct 5.6 83.4 42.1 32.8
    Nov 1.1 93.8 34 36.9
    Dec -2.4 92.8 27.7 36.5

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