The Castle of Turku
 

Search for Hotels in Turku



The Castle of Turku - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Main court

The Castle of Turku - FURTHER INFORMATION

The Castle of Turku - Turku visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'The Castle of Turku' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Turunmaa saaristo.

This panorama shows Turku Castle in Turku, Finland. Turku Castle dates from 1280-1310, thus the castle is about 700 years old. At that time the water level around the castle was about 3m higher and the castle sat on an island. Today Turku Castle serves as a culturally historical tourism attraction, and contains a museum about the history of the region around Turku.

Turku Castle is in two parts - the medieval fortress or 'keep' and the Renaissance 'bailey', the surrounding residential palatial rooms. This panorama was taken in the central courtyard ideally showing the central 'keep' which was used as a stronghold in times of conflict, and the whitewashed walls of the 'bailey' which comprise the surrounding parts of Turku Castle.

The castle is also one terminal point on the Ox Road, an ancient trading route which extended from Turku Castle through into Koroinen in Sweden.

ADDRESS

Turku Castle
P.O Box 286
20101 Turku
Finland

Turku Castle stands on Linnankatu 80



Recent Local Panoramas

Pargas harbour
Pargas harbour / Turku
Ruissalo
Ruissalo / Turku
Liedon Vanhalinna
Liedon Vanhalinna / Turku
Sigyn Tall Ship at Varvintori
Sigyn Tall Ship at Varvintori / Turku
Vepsä
Vepsä / SW archipelago
Muikkuvuori
Muikkuvuori / Kaarina
Nauvon kirkko
Nauvon kirkko / SW archipelago
Pansio Marina
Pansio Marina / SW archipelago


Google





Real Time Web Analytics