River Aura divides the city into two parts, eastern and western. Along the upper reaches of the river are e.g. the Halinen rapids, archeological remains at Koroinen. Old city center originally around the Cathedral. Market place, market hall situated between Eerikinkatu and Linnankatu Streets. Saint Henry’s Fountain, the place where according to tradition Bishop Henry baptised Finns at the period of the first Crusade to the country in the 12th century. Turku Cathedral; Botanical Garden, (Ruissalo Island); Vanhalinna prehistoric fort remains and museum at Lieto approx. 7 km from Turku; Forerunner of Turku castle, it guarded the valley of the River Aura in 300-1300 BC.Kuusisto Bishop’s castle ruins on Kuusisto Island approx. 15 km from Turku. Pukkila Manor museum, example of the home of an official of 18 th century. Louhisaari Manor at Askainen approx. 45 km from Turku. For shoppers Turku offers a wide range of shops with the latest in Finnish fashion and design. Turku’s goldsmiths produce some of the jewellery for which Finland has gained so deserving a reputation, and modem textiles and glassware are among the souvenirs which visitors like to take home with them.
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