Some of the most beautiful Chapels

In addition to Helsinki’s Hietaniemi, Turku Cemetery is the most culturally and historically significant cemetery in Finland. The area of almost 60 hectares accommodates Lutheran, Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic as well as Catholic cemeteries. Dozens of monuments and nearly 50,000 tombs tell the story of people who have influenced the history of the city and the … Read more

Aalto in Turku

Book your own private walking tour to see and hear about the three buildings Aaltos designed in Turku center – Southwestern Finland Agricultural Cooperative Building, Tapani building apartment house and Turun Sanomat newspaper building. You will also see some buildings by Turku born Erik Bryggman who closely worked with Alvar Aalto during the breakthrough of … Read more

Life on a Leaf – Visit unique Leaf house

Visit in the Leaf House, designed by artist Jan-Erik Andersson. The Finnish artist Jan-Erik Andersson’s Gesamtkunstwerk (or ‘Total Art Work’), the leaf shaped house Life on a Leaf, was completed in 2009. The unique house, which functions as a artistic residence, was first conceived in 1999. It was planned with architect Erkki Pitkäranta, with whom … Read more

The Evidence: Healthy Architecture Discussion event at Paimio Sanatorium

UPDATE:  This program is now available at BBC World Service online service: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csz422 ——–   On Sunday 7th April at 15.00-16.30 BBC World Service and Wellcome Collection present The Evidence: Healthy Architecture in collaboration with Paimio Sanitorium and Magni Mundi Come and listen in to the recording of a BBC World Service radio programme exploring … Read more

Paimio Sanatorium

Experience Alvar Aalto’s modern masterpiece with all your senses. Paimio Sanatorium was finished at 1933 and it functioned as tuberculosis sanatorium for decades. It is a masterpiece by Alvar and Aino Aalto. Building itself is a healing element. On a guided tour you’ll get to see this wonderful architecture from inside and also furniture and lamps that were … Read more

Turku Region

Turku is the oldest town of Finland, with a nearly 800 year history to explore. The town was established by the River Aura, which is still the major attraction of the downtown Turku. A walk by the river, what ever time of the year, will give you an idea of the town and it’s history … Read more