Turku Cathedral

Turku Cathedral, located on Unikankare Hill,  is a national shrine.  The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Finland’s first bishop, St. Henrik and was inaugurated in 1300.

The monuments and hundreds of details tell about the history of the Finnish people. Queen Kaarina Maununtytär and many bishops and military commanders have been laid to rest under the church arches.

The Cathedral Museum in the southern gallery takes the visitor back in times to the 14th century. Statuettes of saints and church silver dating back to the Catholic period in the Middle Ages are also on display.