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Turku City Library

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Address: Linnankatu 2, Turku 20100, Finland
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+358 2 330000
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
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For people - offering peace, books and other media

The City Library is a wonderful building complex, combining the old library and the exciting new building. It´s an oasis not only for book lenders and newspaper and web browsers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Timo L
Vihti, Finland
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Vihti, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The City Library is a wonderful building complex, combining the old library and the exciting new building. It´s an oasis not only for book lenders and newspaper and web browsers but for anyone who wants to take a moment of peace and culture. The cafe-restaurant is very nice with some authentic Italian cooking.

Thank Timo L
Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An excellent place to read, or just to sit and relax in front of the huge windows. It is good to go in, sit down and just get away from all the commerzialism in the town.

Thank bennyalm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

An interesting experience with an old and traditional part and a new and modern part - both of them beautiful and functional. The local people have made it to a kind of collective living room where you can use computers, read newspapers and magazines, lisetn to music, read books for children, even have small meetings. Absolutely a place worth visiting... More 

Thank Tiina H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The library is large and remarkably busy. One end is the older section which is currently used for music books (you can listen to vinyl on the machines there). I was impressed

Thank LondonTom85
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A local tourism brochure that I read described this as the place that locals had made their second lounge rooms, and I thought they were exaggerating. Not so! Wandering through was a really uplifting experience. People were perched all about making use of the couches and chairs to read the newspaper and enjoy the ambience. Interesting architecture and design -... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were attending a conference here in Turku and were treated to a private tour of this outstanding city library. It is beautiful inside and out, and the staff is fabulous!

Thank Terry C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to have a nice day with kids! Architecture is unique. Indoor you can find nice Café and a lot of room kids to play and adults to enjoy the atmosphere. You can also find something to read in many languages.

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

One of the oldest library in Finland and recently renovated mordern library. Nice atmosphere to spend some time with books and also just to check the place. You can enjoy both atmosphere at the same time. If you are lucky, you can get some interesting book with very cheap price.

Thank 문종윤
Southern Finland, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Quite a surprise - two completely different era under the same roof, on the other side an old-fashioned library, with its beautiful artistic traits and at the other end modern building.

Thank vivian L
Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The main library in Turku is a beautiful example of modern architectur in an old town. The library is big, spacious and very stylish. There are own places for children and for people who want to read magazines in peace. The library is very popular and it is like a cosy livingroom for citypeople and tourists.

Thank Anneli189949

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