Visiting Turku Cathedral

Welcome to Turku Cathedral! The Cathedral is open every day of the year 9am - 6pm. Please note that during events it is not possible to walk around in the church. The entrance is free.

If you are interested in guided tours, you can contact Magni Mundi travel agency. More information about attractions in Turku area you will find from VisitTurku information agency.

More information about the cathedral's history you will find on this page. If you are coming for a visit with a large group, it would be wise to check Cathedral's availability in advance by calling the vergers, +358 40 341 7100.

Arriving to Turku Cathedral, parking and buses

The Cathedral is located in the old centre of Turku city. There are parking places (with charge) around the church, driveways to the area are from Hämeenkatu via Akatemiankatu and Kerttulinkatu. Please note, that the parking places are indicated separately.

By bus, you can reach the Cathedral from several directions. Click here to visit Turku region traffic Föli's web page to plan your bus route. Bus number 1 drives to the city centre from the harbour as well as the airport. From the market place it's just a short walk to the Cathedral.

Church etiquette

Turku Cathedral is a house of God and a place for worship. We kindly ask the visitors to act accordingly and to respect the peace and space of the place and those who want to pray. In Finland, it is customary, that men should take their hat off when entering the church hall. Too little clothing is not considered proper with any gender. There is no eating or drinking in the Cathedral. 

The Holy Communion is open for all baptised Christians regardless of the nomination, as their conscience dictates. Weekly Masses are celebrated on Wed at 8am, Thu at 12pm, Sat at 6pm and Sun at 10am. The bread used is gluten free. If you do not want to receive the wine, you can either leave the table after having got the bread or stay and give a sign to the pastor when (s)he comes with the cup.