Partly housed in an old granary, this excellent maritime museum offers a comprehensive look at ships and shipping, from scale models to...
Jakke River Ferry
Floating through the centre of town, this laid-back river ferry with an on-board bar makes five stops but it's also possible to hail it...
Rosita runs a one-hour cruise out to Vepsä island (€15 return) at 11am, 2pm and 5pm daily from June to August, and occasional day-long...
A brewery pub-restaurant with river frontage that would be a star attraction were it not for Koulu. Its stained glass and large dockside...
A pleasant stroll away from the centre, this summer pavilion, right on the riverbank, has a big à la carte menu of snacks, pasta, pizzas...
Linnankatu 80 · interesting places nearby
Turun Linna information
Founded in 1280 at the mouth of the Aurajoki, mammoth Turku Castle is easily Finland’s largest. Highlights include two dungeons and sumptuous banqueting halls, as well as a fascinating historical museum of medieval Turku in the castle’s Old Bailey. Models depict the castle's growth from a simple island fortress to a Renaissance palace. Guided tours in English run several times daily from June to August.
Swedish Count Per Brahe ruled Finland from here in the 17th century, while Sweden’s deposed King Eric XIV was imprisoned in the castle’s round tower in the late 16th century. He was moved to several prisons including Åland’s Kastelholms Slott to prevent his discovery by rebels. Today most Finns recognise its distinctive architecture as the logo for Turun Sinappi (Turku Mustard).