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The City Of Turkuonce was the capital of Finland, and had a great influence on the development of culture and spiritual sphere of the whole country. In the distant XII century, Turku was developed center of trade. No wonder its name translates from the Finnish as "the Market". For a very long history, the city became home to many nationalities. It was ruled by Swedes, Danes and Russians. On the way the city met the war and fires. Turku was virtually destroyed by fire in the nineteenth century, but soon was brought back to life to become beautiful the capital of the Country of the lakes. Its modern name the city received in the early twentieth century, after the destruction of the Russian Empire, who ruled here for almost a century. Outstanding past left an imprint on the modern image of the city. Now, there are many cultural and historical monuments. And beautiful architecture, mild climate and an abundance of picturesque natural places, round the year attract an audience of many thousands of tourists. In addition, Turku, like in the old days, plays a significant role in the economic sphereFinland. Here is a major trading port, and the city is considered the Maritime gateway to the West. Its main cult object is the Lutheran Cathedral, built in the early Gothic style in the XIII century. Despite the fact that the building was virtually destroyed by fire – the sacraments were not injured. And reconstructed again, the temple continues to delight the congregation with their worship, and tourists – the delightful architectural appearance. The interiors of the Cathedral is decorated with stained glass Windows and murals on religious and historical themes. The special grandeur of the building gives a 100-meter bell tower with a clock. The largest and the oldest cultural places of the Scandinavian countries is the Åbo castle, which was erected together with the first urban buildings in the XIII century, and played the role for military purposes. In the middle ages it was the main Fort of the Finnish soldiers. In the Renaissance, there was Swedish monks. Now it hosts various historical re-enactments and theatrical shows. Also, the walls of this medieval fortress houses the Historical Museum. In the chapel in the castle held a wedding ceremony. Among other interesting cultural institutions of the city, it should be noted craft Museum. A favorite place for cultural activities with children is the Museum of Moomins.
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Thanks to this webcam, you can watch the view of the port in Turku (Finland), which is located in the banks of the Aura river, which flows into the archipelago sea. This object is one of the most important trading hubs for European countries. In addition, there is an important line of water transportation.
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The view opens to the city's waterfront Turku, stretching on both sides of the river Aura, flowing into the sea. Along the promenade there is a large number of amazing architectural monuments, museums, theaters, important administrative institutions, as well as ancient temples, libraries and educational institutions.
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