Market Square, Turku

Market Square, Turku

Market Square is Turku's central square, surrounded by cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, and historic buildings. It is also home to a bustling market, which gives the square its name.

The site of the existing Turku Market Square began as a place of commerce in the 17th century. At that time, the area surrounding the Market Square served as a home to the artisans and craftsmen that sold their wares in the central square.

The square ceased use during the Great Wrath, the Russian invasion of the 18th century. Though the Great Wrath ended in 1721, the place did not immediately return as a market. Instead, homes were built in the square. Most of these buildings were destroyed in the fire of 1827. With the homes leveled, Turku Market Square returned.

Visitors to Market Square can buy fruit, vegetables, bakery products, clothing, and crafts. The shops are open on weekdays from 7 AM to 6 PM and on Saturdays from 7 AM to 3 PM.

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Market Square on Map

Sight Name: Market Square
Sight Location: Turku, Finland (See walking tours in Turku)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Turku, Finland

Create Your Own Walk in Turku

Create Your Own Walk in Turku

Creating your own self-guided walk in Turku is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Turku Introduction Walking Tour

Turku Introduction Walking Tour

Turku is the oldest city in Finland. The city served as the capital of Finland from September 1809 through April 1812. It is a popular tourist destination because of its long history and impact on Finnish culture.

The name "Turku" derives from the Slavic word for marketplace. Not surprisingly, Turku has popular markets like those held at the Turku Old Market Hall and Market Square.

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Turku's Architectural Jewels

Turku's Architectural Jewels

The oldest city in Finland, Turku has numerous, attractive old buildings that catch the eye and leave you with a great memory of your stay in this charming city. Each of the prominent landmark constructions of Turku tells its own story. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover the architectural jewels of Turku.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles