Finland: The Turku Cathedral

Turku, FinlandThe first stop on our drive north through Finland was the city of Turku. Settled in the 13th century, it is the oldest city in Finland. I found Turku absolutely lovely. It is situated at the mouth of the river, which flows through the city. After visiting the church, we wandered along the charming wooden path built along the water and meandered around the beautiful old buildings in the city center. Turku, FinlandThe Turku Cathedral, Turun tuomiokirkko in Finnish, is considered to be the most important religious building in Finland. It was built out of wood in the 13th century, greatly expanded with stone in the 14th and 15th centuries, and largely rebuilt in the first half of the 19th century after a great fire.  [35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Click here for more pictures of Finland.]


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