79 Sights in Turku, Finland (with Map and Images)

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1. Network

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Network Taideteos: Outi Sarjakoski Valokuva: Htm / CC BY 3.0

Network is a work of environmental art designed and manufactured by architect Oti Sarakoski in 1995 at Tulu at the junction of East Coast Avenue and Volt Kilvi Avenue. The size of reticulated shell of spider is about 12 × 15 meters. A series of races weave the polyester dynamics of the network itself, and the job took about a mile.

Wikipedia: Network (taideteos) (FI), Website

2. Turku Castle

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Turku Castle Otto Jula / CC BY-SA 3.0

Turku Castle is a medieval building in the city of Turku in Finland. Together with Turku Cathedral, the castle is one of the oldest buildings still in use and the largest surviving medieval building in Finland. It was founded in the late 13th century and stands on the banks of the Aura River. The castle served as a bastion and administrative centre in Eastland, as Finland was known during its time as a province of Sweden. Only once did the castle figure in the defence of the realm, when Russian invaders from Novgorod destroyed Turku in 1318. It more frequently played a role in internal struggles for power within Sweden and the Kalmar Union. The castle's heyday was in the mid-16th century during the reign of Duke John of Finland and Catherine Jagellon. That was when the Renaissance Floor and King's and Queen's hall were built, along with other features. It lost its status as an administrative centre in the 17th century after Per Brahe's period as governor-general of Finland came to an end. Turku castle is today Finland's most visited museum, with attendance reaching 200,000 in some years. In addition, many of the larger rooms are used for municipal functions.

Wikipedia: Turku Castle (EN), Website

3. Martinkirkko

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Martin's Church in Turku, Finland is the main church of Martin's parish, founded in 1921. The church was consecrated on the 450th anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther, on November 12, 1933. The designers of the church were the architects Totti Sora and Gunnar Wahlroos. The church represents architectural functionalism. Martin's church is a long church with three aisles with very narrow side aisles. The church has a functional and singular practicality of its own. The barrel-vaulting of the roof is one of the most outstanding features of the church. The altar, the pulpit, and the roof are notable features of architect Sora's work. On the top of the pulpit, the architect has placed a crown. The same theme is featured as a decoration to the hymn list table. The architects have clearly thought of the church as a royal court chamber and for this reason the basic construction is reminiscent of a basilica. The artist Aarre Aaltonen has made five decorative sculptures for the pulpit.

Wikipedia: Martin's Church (EN)

4. Parolanpuiston vesitorni

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The Parolanpuisto water tower is a water tower located in Parolanpuisto in the Runosmäki district of Turku, built in 1981. In shape, the water tower is spongy. The water tower has a height of 43 meters and a water volume of 6,550 cubic meters. It was built as the city's own work. The stem of the tower has been cast using a special sliding casting method, which has been used to make only three other water towers in Finland, in Pargas, Kaarina and Nakkila. The stem of the tower, which reaches twenty meters above the treetops, widens upwards, as does the wall thickness of the foot. The tank in the tower is non-thermally insulated. When designing the water tower, it was also in mind to have an observation tower in the water tower, but Turku Airport is too close.

Wikipedia: Parolanpuiston vesitorni (FI)

5. Urheilupuisto

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Turku Sports Park is a sports and recreation area located in the centre of Turku, on the eastern bank of the Aura River. The extensive park area includes several different sports facilities, some of which are open all year round. The most significant entities of the park are the Paavo Nurmi stadium and the upper court, which serves as a field for both football and American football. The park also has a disc golf course, outdoor exercise equipment and several tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. In winter, the fields of the park are frozen for ice games. The Karikon lenkki fitness track, named after Paavo Karikko, who was Finland's first municipal sports instructor in 1938–1969, goes around the park.

Wikipedia: Turun Urheilupuisto (FI)

6. Koroisten piispankirkko

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Koroisten piispankirkko

The Koroinen Church of Turku, or Koroinen Episcopal Church, was a medieval stone church located in Koroistenniemi, Turku. Today, only the foundations of the frame room and the shell section remain of the church. The episcopal seat was moved from Nousiainen to Korois in 1229. Defensive fortifications were built to surround the peninsula, and in addition to the church building, the bishop's fortified residence was located there. The church there remained in operation even after the transfer of the episcopal seat to Turku until 1396, when the vital brothers destroyed the peninsula. After this, marie church was built as the parish church.

Wikipedia: Turun Koroisten kirkko (FI)

7. Maarian kirkko

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Maarian kirkko

St. Mary's Church is a medieval stone church located in Maaria, in Turku, Finland. There are no records as to when the present church was built, but the work was probably started in the mid or late 15th century. According to Markus Hiekkanen, the church was probably built in the 1440s, on the basis of the style of the closets; the gables were constructed about 50 years later. There are medieval limestone paintings on the walls, which are not common to other places in Finland. The most valuable artefacts are the wooden altar cabinet and a large altarpiece depicting Christ on the cross.

Wikipedia: St. Mary's Church, Turku (EN)

8. Pyhän Katariinan kirkko

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St. Catherine's Church is located in Nummi, a suburb of Turku, Finland, in the same district as Turku Student Village. It represents old medieval stone church building tradition. Although it was completely destroyed and has undergone several renovations, it has preserved something of its original appearance and retains the basic plan of a medieval Finnish church. The construction was begun in the 1340s; the sacristy was completed first and the church later. Bishop Hemming and Bishop Thomas of Växjö consecrated the church on 22 January 1351.

Wikipedia: St. Catherine's Church, Turku (EN)

9. Kertosäe

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The chorus is Saara Ekström's 14-metre artwork made of weatherproof corten steel on the edge of Vähätori square in Turku. The art fence was commissioned to demarcate vähätori from the busy Linnankatu street, and the fence runs parallel to Linnankatu, sideways the seating area created in front of the old main library. The work features symmetrically placed rose orangery. Plant and flower motifs are recurring themes in Ekström's works. The chorus represents some kind of continuum to the vine theme of the fountain adjacent G. A. Petrelius.

Wikipedia: Kertosäe (taideteos) (FI)

10. Jäinen meri

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Jäinen meri Raimo Utriainen (veistos), Kotivalo (valokuva) / CC-BY-SA-4.0

The Icy Sea is Raimo Utriainen's bronze sculpture in Turku's Borenpuisto park between Linnankatu and Aurajoki, at the corner of Koulukatu and at the Myllysilta bridge. The sculpture, unveiled in 1961, was erected by the City of Turku as a monument to winter shipping in Turku. The name August Uppman is engraved on the pedestal of the sculpture. He was a sea captain who founded the Steamship Company Bore. The Bore Park, where the sculpture is located, as well as Bore's house on the other side of School Street, are also named after the company.

Wikipedia: Jäinen meri (veistos) (FI), Website

11. Turku Art Museum

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Turku Art Museum is an art museum in Puolalanmäki, Turku. The museum's operations are maintained and its collection is owned by Konstföreningen i Åbo – Turku Art Association, founded in 1891. The museum building was designed by Professor of Architecture Gustaf Nyström (1856–1917) and completed in 1904. The Turku Art Museum, built with private funds donated by the businessman brothers Ernst (1846–1924) and Magnus (1859–1924) and donated to the City of Turku, was the second building in Finland after the Ateneum when it opened.

Wikipedia: Turun taidemuseo (FI), Url

12. Puolalanpuisto

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Puolalanmäki is a hill in the centre of Turku, on the border of the VI and VII districts. It is one of the seven hills in Turku and has a height of 35.2 meters above sea level. On top of the hill is the Turku Art Museum, surrounded by Puolalanpuisto Park. The hill takes its name from the village of Puolala, which was annexed to Turku from Maaria in the 1600s. Together with the Turku Art Museum, Puolalanmäki is one of the nationally significant built cultural environments defined by the National Board of Antiquities.

Wikipedia: Puolalanmäki (FI)

13. Hirsipuumäen teloituspaikan muistomerkki

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Hirsipuumäen teloituspaikan muistomerkki

The firing squad monument in Ximuqiu was designed by Mount Esco in 1991. This is a project in Tulu, followed by HeljaBrusila, an archaeologist at the museum, and JormaAho, an urban architect at that time. The monument is located on Mount Kerturin on Tulu Island, adjacent to Kerturin High School, one of the seven hills in Turku. In the past, hills were called Xishan or Xishan. Tiles on the monument bear inscriptions, and the site is said to have been the site of the city's execution in the mid-to late 17th century.

Wikipedia: Hirsipuumäen teloituspaikan muistomerkki (FI)

14. Vahva

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Vahva Maarit Nissilä (veistos), Kotivalo (valokuva) / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Strong is a concrete sculpture made by Maarit Nissilä, which is located in Patterinhaka, Turku, in the park along Vaasantie. The work, completed in 1987, was unveiled on 2 June 1988 in connection with the 70th anniversary of Armas Puolimatka. Rakennustoimisto A. Puolimatka, who built the oldest suburb of Turku in Patterinhaka, donated the sculpture to the City of Turku. The 4.5-metre-high sculpture with its pedestals depicts the life's work of Turku-born Armas Puolimatka as a builder of the City of Turku.

Wikipedia: Vahva (veistos) (FI), Website

15. Mikaelinkirkko

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Michael's Church is a church situated in central Turku. It is named after Archangel Michael and was finished in 1905. It dominates the western skyline of the city of Turku was designed by Professor Lars Sonck and is one of the most popular wedding churches in Turku being able to seat 1,800 people. When Sonck won the competition for the church in 1894, he was only a 23-year-old architectural student. Michael's Church is older than Michael's parish. The parish only dates back to 1921.

Wikipedia: St Michael's Church, Turku (EN)

16. Gaian silmä

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Gaia's Eye (1998) is a light installation by Kimmo Ojaniemi embedded in the wall of the Myllytunneli tunnel in Turku, using glass, acrylic, stainless steel and fluorescent tubes. The work is based on the Gaia hypothesis, conceived by James Lovelock in the 1960s, according to which the Earth is a self-directed entity that is able to preserve our planet as suitable for living. Gaia is a goddess in Greek mythology whose mission is to protect life and the Earth.

Wikipedia: Gaian silmä (FI), Website

17. Suojattu kasvu

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Suojattu kasvu Jarkko Roth / CC-BY-SA-4.0

The protected growth is a granite sculpture on the west bank of Auraje in Turusa by wheat sculptor JarkkoRoth. The work, completed in 1983, was donated to the city by the construction company Stone Cone on the occasion of its 40th anniversary in 1985. Industrial consultant Paul Rapana, founder of Stone Cone, says the work depicts a protective upbringing environment stably provided by developing Turks to an aspiring company moving forward.

Wikipedia: Suojattu kasvu (FI), Website

18. Itsenäisyyden kivi

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The Stone of Independence (1977) is a sculpture made by sculptor Antti Louhisto, located in Turku on the Eastern Embankment on the slope of Samppalinna. The work is a quadrangular obelisk tapering upwards, for which Louhisto has used granite as a material. At the top of the obelisk is the emblem of the state of Finland, the lion. The work was unveiled on 6.12.1977 in connection with the 60th anniversary of Finland's independence.

Wikipedia: Itsenäisyyden kivi (FI), Website

19. Samppalinnanpuisto

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Samppalinnanpuisto Park, also known as Samppalinnanvuori, is one of the parks in Turku. The park is home to e.g. Samppalinna restaurant, outdoor swimming pool and Luostarivuori school. Its plant selection comprises more than 60 different woody plant species. The name of the place derives from the ancient castle that was located on the site. In Southwest Finland, the word sampa or sammas has meant a boundary sign or pile.

Wikipedia: Samppalinnanpuisto (FI)

20. Elämän puu

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The Tree of Life (1960) is a 15-metre-long light artwork designed on the wall of the Maariankatu branch of Turun Seudun Osuuspankki. Artist Kalevi Manninen's artwork is also known among Turku residents as a light pine and a money tree. Its other official name is From seed the tree grows. The work was updated to be more ecological during the façade renovation of the property, now it is illuminated by LED lights.

Wikipedia: Elämän puu (valotaideteos) (FI)

21. Ylösnousemuskappeli

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The Resurrection Chapel is a church building located in turku cemetery. It was designed by Turku-based funk architect Erik Bryggman. The design and implementation of the chapel has features of at least Italian folkbuilding, the Finnish stone church tradition, Nordic classicism of the 1920s and functionalism. The Resurrection Chapel is one of Erik Bryggman's main works. The chapel was completed in April 1941.

Wikipedia: Ylösnousemuskappeli (FI)

22. Fibonacci Sequence 1-55

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Fibonacci Sequence 155, a light work by Italian Mario Merz hanging from the chimney rib of Turku Energy Co., Ltd. power plant, was unveiled at 65 South Street, Turkulin in May 1994. The 35-meter-high, neon tube piece consists of the first ten chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 and 55 of Fibonacci Counting Lines. In Fibonacci's read string, each number in the sequence is the sum of the previous two chapters.

Wikipedia: Fibonacci Sequence 1–55 (FI), Website

23. Summan taistelun muistomerkki

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The monument to the Battle of Summa is a sculpture by Jussi Vikainen in Turku, between Kupittaankatu and Itäinen Pitkäkatu in Kupittaankenttä. The work is made of red granite, i.e. the stone for which Vikainen's birthplace, Vehmaa, is famous. The monument was unveiled in 1965 and erected by the Summa Heritage Committee of Southwest Finland to commemorate the battles of the Winter War (1939–40).

Wikipedia: Summan taistelun muistomerkki (FI), Website

24. Matkan varrelta

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Along the Way (1985) is Maarit Nissilä's cubist bronze sculpture in Vähäheikkilä. Two characters sit on a bench: it is difficult for them to know if they have just met, or perhaps already going in different directions. The work is located at Kupittaankatu 146 in front of the Osuuspankki service point and was commissioned by Osuuspankki at the initiative of the Mäkitupalaisyhdistys association.

Wikipedia: Matkan varrelta (FI), Website

25. Kimono

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Kimono Ympäristötaideteos: keraamikko Karin Widnäs, valokuva: Käyttäjä:Kotivalo / CC BY 3.0

Keno is a pottery work by Carlin Widnes of Tulun Aurajorejarvijanvira. The tower of sewage pumping station is lined with ceramic tiles, and its shape has won the name of Kino for the work. It will slowly change color according to the rhythm of the day, from blue to purple, and then to pink at dawn. Kimono was inaugurated on January 15, 2011, the opening day of the Turku Cultural Capital Year.

Wikipedia: Kimono (veistos) (FI), Website

26. Symbiosis

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Symbiosis is a sculpture designed by Stefan Lindfors in Turku, on the banks of the Aura River, near the Forum Marinum Maritime Museum and the Swan of Finland. The sculpture, unveiled in 2014 and placed in its current location in 2015, is part of the Archipelago Sea conservation campaign: more and more steel slabs are being welded to its surface, on which the names of donors are engraved.

Wikipedia: Symbiosis (FI), Website

27. Seamen's Mission

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The Finnish Seamen's Mission was established in 1875. It was established to help Finns travelling abroad, particularly seafarers and migrant workers. It is a Christian organisation which, as well as providing church services and pastoral care, also aims to provide cultural and social services to the Finnish community. The Secretary General (Pääsihteeri) as of 2015 is Hannu Suihkonen.

Wikipedia: Finnish Seamen's Mission (EN)

28. Kurjet pesällä

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The nest in the wilderness is a very typical sculpture on the Jussy pine tree, with the theme of nature and the animals living in it. The artist's interest in nature is reflected in his hunting hobby and the need for wild activities. Songsong has worked as a nurse in the Animal Museum of Helsinki University for more than 20 years, so he has a good understanding of animal anatomy.

Wikipedia: Kurjet pesällä (FI), Website

29. Elephant Square

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Nosu Square, a lake-shaped granite sculpture by sculptor Hannah Green, stands in front of Aboya Vitus & Ars Nova at the Tulusa Art Museum. The work was commissioned by Marty Birch Forest Foundation to commemorate the Tulu Cultural Capital Year and the 80th anniversary of Marty Birch Forest, the trade representative of the founder of the museum, and was unveiled in September 2011.

Wikipedia: Elephant Square - Norsuaukio (FI)

30. Lotta Svärd

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Lotta Svärd Taideteos: Kuvanveistäjä Nina Sailo Valokuva: Htm / CC BY 3.0

The Lotta Svärd statue is a bronze sculpture made by Finnish sculptor Nina Sailo in Lappeenranta. The sculpture is of natural size and depicts a lottery waiting to be transported in a thick mantle and other winter equipment. At Lotta's feet is her gear roll. The sculpture was unveiled in 1985. It has later been used to make two other castings, which are in Turku and Tuusula.

Wikipedia: Lotta Svärd (patsas) (FI), Website

31. Koppi ja kova luu

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Koppi ja kova luu Sakari Peltola (veistos), Käyttäjä:Kotivalo (valokuva) / CC-BY-SA-4.0

The booth and the hard bone is a humorous work of art by sculptor Sakari Peltola, located next to the Turku Student Village along a popular fitness route. True to its name, the sculpture consists of a doghouse and a bone. The booth and hard bone was completed already in 2003, but it has been looking for its place before Turku in Loimaa, Karkkila and Helsinki in alppila park.

Wikipedia: Koppi ja kova luu (FI), Website

32. Sateenkaaren salaisuus

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The Secret of the Rainbow is an environmental artwork by Jan-Erik Andersson in the Biolaakso district of Turku. The work consists of 24 lampposts with a research silhouette painted in rainbow colours and two pedestrian and bicycle bridges that cross Jaaninoja. The materials used include steel, concrete, impregnated wood, wire and metal pipe. The work was inaugurated in 2007.

Wikipedia: Sateenkaaren salaisuus (FI), Website

33. Kupittaanpuisto

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Kupittaanpuisto / PD/Vanha

An urban park in Kupita province, Tulu province, is the largest, oldest and most extensive urban park in Finland. The park covers an area of 24 hectares, including the country villa and adventure park in Kupitata, as well as the exhibition hall restaurant, traffic city and bird park. The park also sits on one of the bronze lamps in the statue of sculptor Jusi Sonson Sivis.

Wikipedia: Kupittaanpuisto (FI)

34. Liên Tâm -luostari

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Liên Tâm Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in Moisio, Turku. It is the first Buddhist monastery inaugurated in Finland. The monastery is administered by the Vietnamese Buddhist Association of Finland. The association is one of the biggest Buddhist associations in Finland and follows Mahayana. Moreover, Pure Land Buddhism and Zen are practiced in the monastery.

Wikipedia: Liên Tâm Monastery (EN), Website

35. Paavo Nurmi

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Paavo Nurmi

The Paavo nurmi statue is a whole-body sculpture of runner Paavo Nurmi, the most successful Olympic athlete in Finland, made by sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen. The bronze sculpture was made in 1925 and there have been four additional casts of it. The statue has become a symbol for Finnish sport and the independent Finnish nation as well as an envoy of the image of Finland.

Wikipedia: Paavo Nurmi statue (EN), Website

36. Life on a Leaf

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Life on a Leaf is an art house designed by visual artist Jan-Erik Andersson in Hirvensalo, Turku. When viewed from above, the house looks like a tree leaf. The building serves as the Andersson family's residence and was completed in 2009 as part of the doctoral work of the Academy of Fine Arts. The design has been carried out together with architect Erkki Pitkäranta.

Wikipedia: Life on a Leaf (FI), Website

37. Qwenselin talo

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Qwenselin taloerno. from Turku, Finland / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Qwensel House is the oldest wooden house in Turku, Finland. It is bourgeois housing from the autarchic times that has survived in its entirety. The house was built approximately in the year 1700 in an area that was reserved for the nobility in the city plan made up by Peter Brahe in 1652. Today, the Qwensel House operates as the Turku Pharmacy Museum and café.

Wikipedia: Qwensel House (EN)

38. Kurjet kaivolla

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Cranes at the Well is a bronze sculpture by Jussi Mäntynen in front of Turku Municipal Hospital. The city commissioned a bronze sculpture of the birds at the Lapinlahti Art Foundry and decided to locate the front of the Municipal Hospital. The work was originally cast in plaster and as such the artist donated it to the City of Turku. The work was unveiled in 1973.

Wikipedia: Kurjet kaivolla (FI), Website

39. Jalkaväenkenraali Adolf Ehrnroothin muistomerkki

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Jalkaväenkenraali Adolf Ehrnroothin muistomerkki veistos Herman Joutsen, valokuva Kotivalo / tekijänoikeuslain 25 §

The monument to General of the Infantry Adolf Ehrnrooth is a work by sculptor Herman Swan. It is a bronze relief attached to a red granite stone. The subject of the relief is Ehrnrooth inspecting his regiment JR 7 on the Karelian Isthmus on June 4, 1944. The work depicts a real event, and only a few days later a major attack took place on the Karelian Isthmus.

Wikipedia: Jalkaväenkenraali Adolf Ehrnroothin muistomerkki (FI), Website

40. Joitakin teknokukkasia

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Joitakin teknokukkasiaEero Merimaa (taideteos), Kotivalo (valokuva) / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Some technoflowers include Eero Merimaa's light artwork in Raunistula, Turku, along the Aurajokiranta hiking trail. It consists of coloured light poles in the shape of a stylised flower, powered by motion sensors, that curve over the path. Flowers that rise to a height of less than a couple of meters light lights of different colors when someone passes by.

Wikipedia: Joitakin teknokukkasia (FI), Website

41. Kasvimuseo TUR

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The Botanical Museum of Turku University, together with the Zoological Museum, together with the Aeronautical Biology Laboratory, the Resarro Botanical Garden, the Lapland Institute Kevon, the Islands Oceanographic Institute, the Scientific Center Turku and the LUMA Center in southwestern Finland, constitute the biodiversity unit belonging to Turku.

Wikipedia: Turun yliopiston kasvimuseo (FI)

42. Suolla

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In the swamp there is a sculpture by Veikko Haukkavaara in the yard of a daycare centre at Luostarinkatu 5 in Turku. The main material of the work is steel and iron elements, which Haukkavaara has welded together. The subject of the sculpture is a bird in a swamp that just seems to be taking a step forward. The unveiling ceremony was in 1973.

Wikipedia: Suolla (FI), Website

43. When Friendships are Made

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When Friendships are Made

Kun ystävyyssuhteet solmitaan (Finnish) or När vänskapsbanden knytes is a sculpture erected by Wäinö Aaltonen, located in the Puutori market square in Turku, Finland. It symbolises the twin town partnership of Turku and Gothenburg. There are two sculptures, the original in Gothenburg and its duplicate at Aninkaistenkatu 12 in Turku.

Wikipedia: Kun ystävyyssuhteet solmitaan (EN), Website

44. Pallivahan kirkko

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Pallivaha Church is a sacral space located in the Pallivaha meetinghouse in the Kärsämäki district of Turku, in the immediate vicinity of highway 9, at the corner of Paltantie and Kaerlantie. It is one of the two churches in the parish of Marie. The building was completed in 1968 and designed by architect Pekka Pitkänen.

Wikipedia: Pallivahan kirkko (FI)

45. Pearls

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Pearls Merja Pitkänen (veistos), Kotivalo (valokuva) / tekijänoikeuslain 25 §

Helmet is Merja Pitkänen's sculpture group at Itäinen Rantakatu 72 in Turku, in front of the so-called White House. The work, unveiled in 2011, consists of four elements in the shape of an enlarged drop of water, the polished steel surface of which reflects a wide-angle mirror image of city views in different directions.

Wikipedia: Helmet (veistos) (FI), Website

46. The Swans

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Swans is a bronze fountain sculpture designed by Finnish sculptor Jussi Mäntynen in Puolalanmäki, Turku. It depicts three swans taking off and was unveiled in 1959. The swans have also been made into a second light, which was unveiled in 1961 in Fellman's Park in Lahti. The sculpture in the bay is known as Up to Glory.

Wikipedia: Joutsenet (Jussi Mäntysen veistos) (FI), Website

47. Leikkiviä lapsia

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Playing Children is a wall relief made by Into Saxelin and donated to the City of Turku by the Turku National Share Bank. It was originally located on the wall of a commercial and residential building owned by Turun Kansallis-Osake-Pankki at Linnankatu 13. The work was moved to its current location in Kuuvuori in 1968.

Wikipedia: Leikkiviä lapsia (FI), Website

48. Temppeli

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The temple is a sculpture by Kim Simonsson in Kupittaa Park in Turku. It is a multi-part relief on the outer walls of a small transformer substation building. The transformer substation is located at the corner of Uusimaankatu and Kupittaankatu. The work was unveiled in 2011, the year of Turku's Capital of Culture.

Wikipedia: Temppeli (veistos) (FI)

49. Turun linnan kirkko

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The Church of Turku Castle is a Lutheran church decorated on the south side of the earliest Turku Castle in the Duchy of Huhana. The church was opened in 1706. It is run by the Turku Museum Center, which rents it out to church supplies, concerts and other events. The church has a capacity of 240 people.

Wikipedia: Turun linnan kirkko (FI), Website

50. Ikaros

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Ikaros is Laila Pullinen's first sculpture placed in a public space in Turku. The work was completed already in 2003 and was first exhibited at the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum. It was moved to its current location in front of Turku City Hall in 2012 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the City Hall.

Wikipedia: Ikaros (veistos) (FI), Website

51. MAP-kirkko

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MAP Church is the activity center of Latter-day Saint Jesus Christ Church in Turuson, known as Mormon Church. It is located on the mound of Muffin Square at the end of Betonne Street. The building, which began use in 1966 and was opened in 1967, was designed by architects Mirja and Heikki Castro.

Wikipedia: MAP-kirkko (Turku) (FI)

52. Victor Westerholm

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Victor Westerholm Wäinö Aaltonen (weistos), Kotivalo (valokuva) / CC-BY-SA-4.0

V. Westerholm's portrait sculpture is a portrait sculpture made by Wäinö Aaltonen between 1924 and 1926. The sculpture depicts the first chief curator of the Turku Art Museum, painter and professor Victor Westerholm. It is located in the center of Turku, in front of the city's art museum.

Wikipedia: V. Westerholmin muotokuvahermi (FI), Website

53. Suomen Marsalkka C. G. E. Mannerheim

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Suomen Marsalkka C. G. E. Mannerheim Veikko Leppänen, kuva: Abc10 / tekijänoikeuslain 25 §

Mannerheim's statue in Turku is a bronze bust sculpture designed by sculptor Veikko Leppänen and architect Aarne Ehojoki that depicts C. G. E. Mannerheim. It is located in Mannerheiminpuisto Park, VII district. The official title of the work is the monument to Marshal C. G. E. Mannerheim.

Wikipedia: Mannerheimin patsas (Turku) (FI), Website

54. Pohjoinen

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The North is an environmental artwork by Israeli artist Micha Ullman, which is part of the City of Turku's Pro Cultura Foundation's art project. The work consists of 13 granite stones arranged in the shape of a ship's hull. The unveiling ceremony took place in 1996 at Varvintori in Turku.

Wikipedia: Pohjoinen (ympäristötaideteos) (FI), Website

55. Kissa-Kallu

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Kissa-KalluSimo Helenius (veistos), Kotivalo (valokuva) / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Kissa-Kallu is a sculpture unveiled in 1989 in a small wooden building at the intersection of Hämeentie and Vanha Hämeentie in Turku. The red granite sculpture by Simo Helenius depicts a man with a sack on his back and a jug of milk in his hand, bent over a cat squirming at his feet.

Wikipedia: Kissa-Kallu (FI), Website

56. Päivänkakkara

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Päivänkakkara Jani Rättyä, Antti Stöckell (veistos), Kotivalo (valokuva) / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Daisy is a sculpture erected in the courtyard of Forum Marinum in Turku in 2011, which depicts with hyper-realistic precision a huge daisy flower with its stems. The sculpture, made by Jani Rättua and Antti Stöckell, is 25 metres long and made of wood, metal and reinforced plastic.

Wikipedia: Päivänkakkara (veistos) (FI)

57. Mater Marium

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Mater Marium from 2012 is a media art exhibition by lighting designer and artist Tarja Ervasti at the mouth of the Aura River in Turku. The work honours the long-standing history of the shipping industry in the port area and at the same time reminds of the city's industrial past.

Wikipedia: Mater Marium (FI), Website

58. Suihkukaivo Leijona

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G. A. Petrelius's fountain or Fountain Lion is a fountain located in Vähätori, Turku, in front of the old main library. The fountain, designed by Gunnar Finne and Armas Lindgren, was erected and donated to the City of Turku by the Gustav Albert Petrelius Donation Fund in 1924.

Wikipedia: G. A. Petreliuksen suihkukaivo (FI), Website

59. Iglu

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The igloo is Pekka Paikkari's artwork at Puutori in Turku. The work has been realised on the walls of an air conditioning booth built for the needs of a parking cavern under the square. Part of the walls of the booth is covered with white ceramics, which are "cracked" to cracks.

Wikipedia: Iglu (taideteos) (FI), Website

60. Rumpalit

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Rumpalit Niilo Savia (veistos), Kotivalo (valokuva) / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Drummers is a sculpture by Niilo Savia (1903–1976), unveiled in 1966, in Tuomaanpuisto, Turku, at Kasarminkatu 6. The two-metre sculpture is made of bronze and its 3.50-metre-high pedestal is made of red granite. The statue has been erected in memory of the Pori Regiment.

Wikipedia: Rumpalit (FI), Website

61. Veil of Ice

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Jäävehu (1999) is an environmental artwork by Leena Valkeapää in Turku on Helsinginkatu near Tuomaansilta. The work is made on site. Its main materials are natural rock, stainless steel mesh built as an extension of it, and spot lighting that is emphasized in the dark.

Wikipedia: Jäähuntu (FI), Website

62. St. Bridget and Blessed Hemming Church

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St. Bridget and Blessed Hemming Church is a parish of the Roman Catholic Church in Turku, Finland. The church building, completed in 1966, is located in the center of Turku in Ursininkatu. It was consecrated in honor of St. Bridget of Sweden and bishop Hemming of Turku.

Wikipedia: St. Bridget and Blessed Hemming Church (EN)

63. Runeberg, Lönnrot, Snellman

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Runeberg, Lönnrot, Snellman is a monument designed by Harry Kivijärvi. It is located in front of the main building of the University of Turku on Turun Yliopistonmäki. The monument depicts three national greats who began their studies at the Turku Academy in 1822.

Wikipedia: Runeberg, Lönnrot, Snellman (FI)

64. Lilja

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Lilja is a red granite sculpture by Wäinö Aaltonen, located in Turku, Finland. It is located in Runeberginpuisto near the Aurasilta. It depicts the lily, the flower of the Turku coat of arms. In 1927, the statue was the first public art commission in Turku.

Wikipedia: Liljan patsas (EN), Website

65. Muusa/Muistijälki

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Muusa/Muistijälki Wäinö Aaltonen (taustan Muusa-veistos), Juhani Pallasmaa (muut osat), Käyttäjä:Kotivalo (valokuva) / tekijänoikeuslain 25 §

The memory trace is a work of art designed by Juhani Pallasmaa. It consists of Wäinö Aaltonen's Muse sculpture and a steel frame with memorial plaques. The work, produced to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Aaltonen's birth, was unveiled on May 30, 1994.

Wikipedia: Muusa/Muistijälki (FI), Website

66. Kirjastosilta

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Kirjastosilta Markus Rantala (Makele-90) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Library Bridge is a light traffic bridge opened in December 2013 over the Aura River in downtown Tulu. With the opening of this bridge, I would like to extend my holiday wishes to Jenny Ha Square, spouse of the President of the Republic. December 2013.

Wikipedia: Kirjastosilta (FI)

67. R. W. Ekman

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R. W. Ekman Wäinö Aaltonen (veistos), Kotivalo (valokuva) / CC-BY-SA-4.0

R. W. Ekman's portrait hermi is a sculpture by Wäinö Aaltonen depicting Robert Wilhelm Ekman. The sculpture was completed between 1924 and 1926 and was unveiled on January 4, 1927. It is located in the centre of Turku, in front of the Turku Art Museum.

Wikipedia: R. W. Ekmanin muotokuvahermi (FI), Website

68. Tiedon pyramidi

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The Pyramid of Knowledge is an environmental artwork designed by Kimmo Ojaniemi and part of the Pro Cultura Foundation's environmental art project. The work was completed in 1996 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Peltola Vocational School in Turku.

Wikipedia: Tiedon pyramidi (FI), Website

69. G. A. Petrelius, Äiti ja lapsi

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G. A. Petrelius, Äiti ja lapsi Kotivalo / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Monument to G. A. Petrelius Mother and Child is a sculpture located in Samppalinnanpuisto Park in Turku. It was completed in 1914 and erected in memory of Gustav Albert Petrelius, municipal councillor, in 1915. The sculpture was designed by Felix Nylund.

Wikipedia: G. A. Petreliuksen muistomerkki (FI), Website

70. Lönnrotinpuisto

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Lönnrotinpuisto park is one of the parks in Turku. The almost triangular park is located in the city center between Aninkaistenkatu, Eerikinkatu and Aurajoki. The park is named after Elias Lönnrot and covers an area of 4,300 square meters.

Wikipedia: Lönnrotinpuisto (FI)

71. Life Cycle

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Life Cycle is an installation by Alice Baillaud in front of Kaskenlinna Hospital in Turku. The work was commissioned from the artist in collaboration between the City of Turku and Art dans la Cité. The year of disclosure was 2013.

Wikipedia: Life Cycle (FI), Website

72. Henrik Gabriel Porthan

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The statue of Henrik Gabriel Porthan is a statue by Carl Eneas Sjöstrand, unveiled on September 9, 1864. It is located in Turku in Porthaninpuisto Park. The statue of H. G. Porthan is the oldest personal monument in Finland.

Wikipedia: Henrik Gabriel Porthanin patsas (FI), Website

73. Luolavuoren vesitorni

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The Luolavuori water tower is the largest water tower in Turku and it is located in the Luolavuori district. The tower was completed in 1968 and has a water volume of 12,500 cubic meters. It was built as the city's own work.

Wikipedia: Luolavuoren vesitorni (FI)

74. Puhuri

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Puhuri is a bronze sculpture by Kauko Räsänen, whose pedestal contains not only bronze but also concrete. The work was completed as early as 1954, but was not unveiled until 1987 in the Marjavuori Park in Varissuo, Turku.

Wikipedia: Puhuri (FI), Website

75. Kurala Village of Living History

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Kurala Kylämäki is a museum and cultural recreation area owned by the City of Turku, where a rural environment with buildings, gardens, meadows and fields is maintained in accordance with the 1940s and 1950s.

Wikipedia: Kuralan Kylämäki (FI), Website

76. Dominikaaniluostarin muistomerkki

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The Dominican of Tulu is a sculpture in front of the headquarters of Veritas Retirement Insurance Company by Tulun Caskemum. The sculpture by Kimo Ojanime was unveiled at Veritas' centenary celebration in 2005.

Wikipedia: Dominikaanit Turussa (FI), Website

77. Utelias

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Curious is Simo Helenius' sculpture in the courtyard of Aunela school in the Pahaniemi district of Turku. In a sculpture cast in bronze in 1970, a nude male figure appears to be diving headfirst into the earth.

Wikipedia: Utelias (FI), Website

78. Pansion lentomajakka

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Pansio Air Beacon is an air beacon located in the Pansio district of Turku. The flight lighthouse is located near the former Artukainen airport. The height of the flight beacon from sea level is 59 meters.

Wikipedia: Pansion lentomajakka (FI)

79. Genius ohjaa nuoruutta

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Genius ohjaa nuoruutta Patsas: Kuvanveistäjä Wäinö Aaltonen / CC BY 3.0

Genius directs youth is a fountain sculpture designed by sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen and unveiled in 1961. It is located on The University Hill of Turku, in the central square of the University of Turku.

Wikipedia: Genius ohjaa nuoruutta (FI)


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