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Turku travel guide

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You're Going to Love Turku

Finland's second-largest city, Turku is a delight. Its fairytale castle and cobbled city center contrast with a population that constantly embraces new trends in design, music, art, and architecture.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Turku

When to Visit Turku

Turku is predominantly a summer destination. In July and August, you can catch events like the Turku Music Festival and enjoy the best of the weather, which gets fairly warm at the peak of the season.

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How to Get to Turku

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Where to Stay in Turku

Excellent riverfront hotels in the center of town include the Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel, the Original Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs (which features a sauna), and the Scandic Julia.

Popular Neighborhoods in Turku

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How to Get Around Turku

The Cost of Living in Turku

Shopping Streets

For handmade craft items, head to Luostarinmäki, while department store seekers should give the Hansa mall a try, which is near the main market square.

Groceries and Other

Local supermarkets include Lidl and K-Supermarket, where a gallon of milk will cost no more than EUR3.20. If you want fresh food, try the Turun Kauppahalli market.

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Where to Eat in Turku

Seafood and meat are the main themes of Turku's cuisine. Smör is a highlight, with its cellar setting and locally sourced ingredients, but Tintå isn't far behind. Expect meals to come to around EUR25-35 at medium to high-end restaurants.