Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #8 in Turku, Finland


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 3.7 km
Ascend 0 m
Descend 0 m

Experience Turku in Finland in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in TurkuIndividual Sights in Turku

Sight 1: Joitakin teknokukkasia

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

Some technoflowers are Eero Merimaa's light artwork in Raunistula, Turku, by the Aurajokiranta outdoor path. It consists of motion-sensing, stylised flower-shaped colour light poles that curve over the path. The flowers, which rise to a height of less than a couple of metres, turn on lights of different colours at dusk when someone passes by.

Wikipedia: Joitakin teknokukkasia (FI), Website

929 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 2: Elämän Sana Seurakunta

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Word of Life Finland is a non-denominational Christian revival movement Word of Life has local churches in Turku, Jämsä and Hämeenlinna.

Wikipedia: Elämän Sana Suomi (FI), Website

398 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Veil of Ice

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The Ice Veil (1999) is an environmental artwork by Leena Valkeapää on Helsinginkatu near Tuomaansilta bridge in Turku. The work is made on site. Its main materials are natural rock, stainless steel mesh built as an extension and spotlights emphasised in the dark.

Wikipedia: Jäähuntu (FI), Website

931 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 4: 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 sculptor Sakari Peltola's humorous work of art, located next to the Turku Student Village along a popular fitness route. As its name suggests, the sculpture consists of a doghouse and a bone. The booth and hard bone were completed already in 2003, but it has sought its place before Turku in Loimaa, Karkkila and Alppila Park in Helsinki.

Wikipedia: Koppi ja kova luu (FI), Website

533 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: 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 the 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), Website

889 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 6: Turun vesilaitosmuseo

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Turun vesilaitosmuseo Turun vesilaitosmuseo / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Turku Waterworks Museum is a special museum located next to the Halistenkoski rapids in Turku that stores artefacts, literature and visual material related to modern water supply. The museum was founded in 1998 in the old part of the Turku water works, which was built in the 1920s. The museum's exhibitions are located in the former chemistry hall and laboratory premises, the original functions of which have been moved to the current main building, completed in 1954. The museum's exhibitions tell about the importance of clean water to people and how water has been acquired and purified in Turku since the late 1800s. The Turku Waterworks Museum is unique in Finland as a recorder and presenter of modern water supply.

Wikipedia: Turun vesilaitosmuseo (FI), Website


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