Turun Kauppahalli (Turku Old Market Hall), Turku

Turun Kauppahalli (Turku Old Market Hall), Turku (must see)

The Turku Old Market Hall is a shopping hall that opened in 1896 in Turku. It holds approximately 40 merchants.

The shopping hall was designed by Gustaf Nystrom, an architect who specialized in shopping malls. It is the second-oldest market hall in the country. It was built to bring market trading indoors, which the city thought would help merchants and their customers avoid physical fights and horse traffic.

The hall had space for 151 shops when it was newly constructed. The first cafe opened there in 1902. Some 70 years later, the Old Market Hall underwent a massive remodel to update cooling and heating systems. Another renovation in 2013 transformed the interior into up-to-date shops and a food court.

Consumers may purchase bread, dairy, meat, fish, handicrafts, flowers, toys, clothes, or jewelry. Cheeses, teas, and spices are popular items with tourists who want to save a sample of Finnish cuisine.

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Turun Kauppahalli (Turku Old Market Hall) on Map

Sight Name: Turun Kauppahalli (Turku Old Market Hall)
Sight Location: Turku, Finland (See walking tours in Turku)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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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's Architectural Jewels

Turku's Architectural Jewels

The oldest city in Finland, Turku, has several attractive old buildings that catch the eye and showcase the city's rich history and culture.

Prime among such jewels are the Turku Orthodox Church, characterized by its distinctive onion-shaped domes, the historic neoclassical Swedish-language Abo Svenska Theater, and the beautiful late 19th-century Turku Old Market Hall (Turun Kauppahalli)....  view more

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

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles