In May, I went back to Turku for a day long visit to talk with a professor and see a few more sites.
First stop – the cathedral. It’s pretty much obligatory. It’s the biggest thing in Turku and just always impressive to see.
The story is that the archbishop announces the Christmas peace at noon on Christmas Eve from the balcony of this building. Many, many people travel from around Finland to be here for the occasion and it is televised and draws a huge audience.
Next up was the Cathedral School, which is next door to the Christmas Peace announcement building (sorry, I don’t know what it’s called).
One of the neatest things is the city seal: