Turku is a city situated on the southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of Aura river. It is located in the region of Finland Proper in the Province of Western Finland. It is believed that Turku came into existence during the end of 13th century which makes it the oldest city in Finland. Turku was for a long time the most important population center in Finland: it was the first capital city of Finland from 1809 to 1812 and continued to be the largest city by population in Finland until the end of 1840s. Nowadays its significance nationwide is not the same as it used to be, but Turku is still a regional capital and important location for business and culture.

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Actually we went to Turku unscheduled, because we missed out bus in Salo to Teijo. We went along Aura River. We saw a lot of anchoring ships – from small boats to huge sailboat. Many of them couldn’t ship away, because the built there bridges, so they are visited by tourist or used as restaurants. We saw the last remaining wooden three – masted barque in the world.


There is huge and quite nice castle on the shire. There was a museum in one part of the castle. You could see models of castle expanding over the years. You can find very beautiful cathedral with museum in the center of Turku.