Cultural Walking Tour in Turku, Turku (Self Guided)

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 Walking Tour in Turku
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
Author: sabrina
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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 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: 5.4 km
Daily Life in Turku

Daily Life in Turku

As the oldest city in Finland, Turku is a fantastic tourist destination with a number of glorious attractions, museums, galleries and other fascinating things to see and do. However, there are plenty of hidden local places that can tell their own story about this charming city. The following tour will help you discover Turku’s vibrant daily life spots.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Architectural Tour in Turku

Architectural Tour in Turku

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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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
Religious Tour in Turku

Religious Tour in Turku

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
Turku Art Walking Tour

Turku Art Walking Tour

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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Turku for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Turku has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Turku, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.