Cultural Venues (Self Guided), Turku

Turku has a vibrant cultural life expressed in several theaters, cinemas, a number of exciting galleries and the city philharmonic orchestra. Turku’s popular annual events such as Medieval Market, Turku Music Festival and “Christmas Peace” transform the look of the city and offer a lot of entertainment. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover Turku’s most visited cultural venues.
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Guide Name: Cultural Venues
Guide Location: Finland » Turku (See other walking tours in Turku)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: sabrina
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Turku City Theatre
  • Brinkkala Mansion
  • Galeria Inter
  • Auran Galeria
  • B Galleria
  • Turku Concert Hall
  • Finnkino Oy
Turku City Theatre

1) Turku City Theatre

Founded in 1946 and settled on the bank of the Aura River, Turku City Theatre is the oldest municipal professional theater. It is a significant piece of both architectural and cultural landscapes of the city. State of the art cinema and more than a hundred actors of the theater entertain about one hundred thousand people annually.
Brinkkala Mansion

2) Brinkkala Mansion

The Brinkala Mansion is a beautiful building best known for the tradition of public declaration of Christmas peace; it started here in 1886 from the balcony of the mansion that is known as the Christmas peace balcony. The origins of the mansions date back to the 16th century when it was a town house and a hotel. Today the mansion’s courtyard is home to various events such as the Medieval Market.
Galeria Inter

3) Galeria Inter

Galleria Inter's welcoming, glass, boutique-style exterior has always made both tourists and locals stop by and enjoy beautiful art displayed inside, that can be seen from the street. Galleria Inter houses huge collections of paintings of well-known local artists, as well as young emerging talents. So many different styles of artistic impressions are gathered here under one roof: portraits, natural scenery, impressionist works, black and white abstract paintings and many others.
Auran Galeria

4) Auran Galeria

Conveniently located in downtown Turku, Auran Galeria is a modern, private art gallery that exhibits a fascinating collection of contemporary art, including abstract and impressionist paintings, in a spacious environment. Lovely statues and ceramic items are also found in Auran Galeria.
B Galleria

5) B Galleria

B Gallery is a lovely addition to the cultural scene of Turku. The gallery’s changing exhibitions are there to provide a connection between young, emerging talents and art lovers. Inexpensive artistic works of any kind can be found here. The gallery also hosts concerts, lectures and art workshops. Within the gallery, B butik is a trendy shop selling jewelry and designer clothes.
Turku Concert Hall

6) Turku Concert Hall

Turku Concert Hall is located on the north side of the Puutori market square. The hall was designed by architect Risto-Veikko Luukkonen and constructed in 1952. It was the first concert hall in Finland. The Turku Philharmonic Orchestra primarily performs at the concert hall but there are many top international venues that perform there as well.

There is one auditorium in the building and it was designed for concerts. Its audience capacity is 1,002. The acoustics are excellent. In addition to concerts, conferences, plays, fairs and other events take place in the hall.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Finnkino Oy

7) Finnkino Oy

Finnkino Oy is a Finnish film distributor and the biggest movie theatre chain in Finland. It was established in 1986 as a union of 34 companies working in the film industry. In 1994 Finnkino was acquired by the Rautakirja Group, which became a division of the Sanoma Group in 1999. Finnkino operates a total of 18 movie theaters in ten cities. It also has subsidiaries in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

In 2006, Finnkino took over Finnish theatrical distribution for films by United International Pictures' partner studios, Paramount Pictures (including films by DreamWorks) and Universal Pictures, after UIP decided to move its Finnish distribution base from Buena Vista International, which started distributing UIP's films in Finland in 2002 after UIP shut down its Finnish distribution offices. Finnkino had already distributed these studios' films on video for several years. Finnkino distributed Star Wars when the movie's special edition was released in theaters.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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 Museums Walking Tour

Turku Museums Walking Tour

Turku’s foundation dates back to the end of the 13th century, making this important industrial and cultural seaport city the oldest in Finland. The city with the highest population in Finland until the end of the 19th century, Turku is also considered the city that has been in the heart of major historical events that influenced present-day Finland. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Turku's Historical Churches

Turku's Historical Churches

The first capital city of Finland, Turku has always been an important religious centre of the country. 13th century Turku Cathedral is the city’s religious center piece and the seat of the Archbishop of Finland. Take this self-guided walking tour to visit Turku’s most celebrated places of worship.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles
Turku Introduction Walking Tour

Turku Introduction Walking Tour

The city of Turku is a home to a number of lovely tourist attractions and landmarks fit to make anyone's visit to the city a pleasant holiday experience. This tour will take you to some of the most prominent sights of Turku.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 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 the following walking tour to discover the architectural jewels of Turku.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Museums and Art Galleries

Museums and Art Galleries

Turku is a charming city with a variety of attractive and unique art galleries and museums that offer an exciting cultural refreshment. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover the most attractive art venues in Turku such as famous Turun Taidemuseo, fascinating Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art and other modern private galleries.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles