Visiting historic landmarks and famous buildings is the best way to discover city. Åbo Akademi University,
Turku Cathedral are great places to visit in Turku while taking sightseeing tour of its streets.
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Turku (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈturku] (listen); Swedish: Åbo [ˈoːbʊ] (listen)) is a city on the southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of the Aura River, in the region of Southwest Finland (Varsinais-Suomi). Turku, as a town, was settled during the 13th century and founded most likely at the end of the 13th century, making it the oldest city in Finland. It quickly became the most important city in Finland, a status it retained for hundreds of years. After Finland became part of the Russian Empire (1809) and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland was moved to Helsinki (1812), Turku continued to be the most populous city in Finland until the end of the 1840s, and it remains a regional capital and an important business and cultural center.
Because of its long history, it has been the site of many important events, and has extensively influenced Finnish history. Along with Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, Turku was designated the European Capital of Culture for 2011. In 1996, it was...Wikipedia (
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