Turku Cathedral, situated on the hillock of Unikankare, is Finland’s National Sanctuary.

Dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Finland’s first bishop, St Henry, the church was consecrated in 1300. The Turku Cathedral is considered to be Finland’s most valuable historical monument. Every part of this National Shrine reflects the details of Finland’s history. Resting under the protection of the arches are bishops and captains of war as well as one queen, Karin Månsdotter.

Housed in the church’s south gallery The Cathedral Museum takes you on a journey through history from the early 1300’s. Displayed in the museum, among other things, are sculptures of saints as well as church silverware from the Catholic Middle Ages. (Guiding in museum for additional fee.)

Duration: 1 hour

Recommended group size: 10-30 hlö

Price: 98 € (Mon-Sat), 159 € Sundays and public holidays.

Availability: year-round subject to church opening times

The church can be entered accessibly by using a ramp (cobbled, quite steep), the museum is not accessible