Turku Cathedral

Turku, Finland

Turku Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, and the country's national shrine. It is the central church of the Archdiocese of Turku and the seat of the Archbishop of Finland. It is also regarded as one of the major records of Finnish architectural history.

The cathedral was originally built out of wood in the late 13th century, and was dedicated as the main cathedral of Finland in 1300, the seat of the bishop of Turku. It was considerably expanded in the 14th and 15th centuries, mainly using stone as the construction material. The cathedral was badly damaged during the Great Fire of Turku in 1827, and was rebuilt to a great extent afterwards.

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Founded: 1400-1410
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Danko (11 months ago)
A beautiful and historical place to visit.
Zoe Thomas (11 months ago)
disgutisng. they turned a church, a place of worship, into an attraction! i was disgusted by the amount of people that weren't there to worship our lord and saviour jesus christ. i dedicate my entire life to our lord and savior, jesus christ, and this is the thanks i get? would give this zero stars if i could.
schtii2 (14 months ago)
Nice but not too extraordinary
Axel Wetterholm (15 months ago)
Beautiful cathedral with a warmth look. During my visit I experienced a free performance which was very calming and harmonic. Their coffee shop located outside of the church doesn't take cards, so I'd recommend bringing cash incase you want to try it out.
Matt Clegg (16 months ago)
This church is unbelievable. The architecture is breathtaking and the church has beautiful artwork. This was a top 5 favorite stop of our entire trip.
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