Finland - Turku & the South Coast (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Turku & the South Coast chapter from Lonely Planet’s Finland guide-book.

Anchoring the country’s southwest is Finland’s former capital, Turku. This striking seafaring city stretches along a broad river from the Gothic cathedral to a medieval castle and vibrant har-bour, and challenges Helsinki’s cultural cred with excellent galleries, museums, restaurants and rocking music festivals that electrify the summer air.

  • unearthing Turku’s medieval history along the underground streets of Aboa Vetus and inside its mighty 13th-century castle
  • maps
  • cruising from Russian villa-crowned Hanko to see seals, rock carvings or visit a lighthouse island
  • transport
  • strolling the cobbled lanes of Porvoo’s Old Town
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Turku, Naantali, Turku Archipelago, Pargas, Nagu, Korpo, Houtskär & Iniö, Kustavi, Kimito Island & Archipelago National Park, South Coast, West of Helsinki, Hanko, Ekenäs, Fiskars, Lohja & around, East of Helsinki, Porvoo, Loviisa, Ruotsinpy-htää & around, Kotka & around and Hamina.

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