Turku is a busy town that at one time was the capital city of Finland.
There is a castle in Turku that is more like a large residential palace than a defensive structure.
Here is a photo inside the castle courtyard.
Another notable structural in town is the church.
This church is really interesting. I don’t know if common in other churches of Finland however in this one there are over 4500 people buried under it and there are sections of the church sold to families to be used as family crypts.
The river front area is the place to socialize. We enjoyed walking along the river and eating at the restaurants. There are many to choose from along the river.
The old and new museum (Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova) is very interesting. It is the ruins of a buries part of the city and is an active archeological cite. It’s children friendly. It gives you very good insight in what life was like in the early days of Turku.
Driving through the Archipelago clockwise from Turku to Naantali took us on several ferries and through picturesque countryside.
We arrive in Naantali the same time as the Finnish President. The small town was bustling however we managed to find a nice place to eat at the waterfront.
Like a lot of small towns that we’ve been to this one also has an old large church (built 1797). We did not get into this one since they were about to have a concert by an cello quartet that plays heavy metal music. Hmmm