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The best of Turku

A walk along the riverItäharju industrial areaThe Luolavuori hillThe Kakola prisonThe market hallRestaurant Smör

There’s more to urban Finland than the capital city, so forget Helsinki for a second!  Once Finland’s capital and forever Helsinki’s rival, Turku on the Western coast is definitely worth a visit. In 2011 Turku is the European Capital of Culture, but there’s plenty to see outside the official programme, too. According to these six local cultural figures, the city has laid-back bars, quirky shopping, and the best pizzas in the world—believe it!

The text and images have been published in travel magazine Mondo. Text: Laura Friman, images: Jussi Särkilahti.

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Bars and pubs in Kallio

CellaExodus BarPelmenitHeinähattuKustaa VaasaKultapalmu

Journalist Arttu Tolonen takes you around Kallio on a tour of the legendary bars of the old working class district – without forgetting the food.

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