Turku is the oldest city in Finland, dating back to 1229. The first Finnish university, the Royal Academy of Turku, was established in 1640. Turku has traditionally been a center of trade, science, and culture since the Middle Ages. The city’s old castle and cathedral represent the two greatest tourist attractions due to their medieval heritage, rich history, and astonishing beauty. What also regularly catches a viewer’s eye is the extraordinary Turku archipelago, which is a unique configuration of more than 20,000 islands and islets.
For more information, see Turku Touring website.