One of the oldest cities in Finland, this is a major cultural and economic center. To the service of guests are numerous entertainments, the choice of which is striking. Here people can attend restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities, beautiful parks, exciting excursions, museums and other cultural programs.
The local cathedral is the oldest building in the city. This is also one of the main shrines of the country. This beautiful building is made in the early Gothic period and it strikes visitors with elegance of forms and beauty. A part of the shrine has been converted into a historical museum, all exhibits of which are directly related to the history of the cathedral. A visit to a medieval castle situated on the bank of the Aura River is also one of the most popular excursions. The fortress has survived after many assaults and sieges. In 1941 a full reconstruction was finally carried out. Today this architectural complex provides visitors with stories about the times of knights fighting. Beautiful tournaments and festivals take place here from time to time.
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