Now It is the Time of the Turku Market Square
Finland’s oldest culture city will be soon 800 years old. The best is still in front of us.
Turku is proud of its venues in which it has allocated resources. Now it is the turn of the Market Square. The living city centre will be a home arena for pedestrians and cyclists. This demands a series of reforms which are linked to each other, and which will serve the needs of all the users of the city centre.
Everything that you have always wanted to know about the New Turku Market Square.
Why Will the Turku Market Square Be Renovated?
We will renovate the Market Square in order to offer a cosy and a living meeting place in the heart of the city centre for everybody.
What Is the City Centre of Your Dreams Like?
Do you want to have a city centre that is completely dedicated for walking? Do you want to have a safe city centre for cycling? How about having a living city centre for the culture? Do you want to have a versatile shopping centre in the city centre? These wishes could come true only if the underground parking facility of the Market Square will be built.
Finland’s Best City Centre for Walking and Cycling
We want to transfer the city centre of Turku to Finland’s best for cyclists and pedestrians. When the cars will be redirected underground, they will make space to a modern and convenient city centre for the people. There will be safe and continuous bicycle roads when the cars will be redirected further away from the Market Square. In addition, there will be plenty of space reserved for the parking of the bicycles.
Renewed Public Transport
About 30 per cent of those who visit the city centre of Turku use the public transport. The Market Square is the centre of the bus traffic. People get on the bus on the Turku Market Square about 22000 times every day.
Towards Richer Culinary Culture and International Ambiance
Traditional public market continues at the Market Square also in the future – and during the construction work. As before, it is worth coming to the Market Square to have a cup of coffee, to buy some vegetables, or to visit the Christmas village, for example.
A City Centre That is More Vivid and Cosier Than Before
Have a cup of coffee in the market square. Enjoy free concerts and presentations. Discover pop-up-shops. Take pleasure in skating in a rink. Visit Christmas village in winter. Enjoy your free time in terrace cafes. Watch kids having fun in the playground. Park the car conveniently underground. This is what the new Turku Market Square is made of – and a lot more!
Meeting Room and Event Venue Mestari
Mestari is a meeting room and event venue in a wooden house which is located along the street Vartiovuorenkatu. The room can host about 35 persons. In the meeting room, there is a data projector and a DVD player available. In the kitchen, there is an electric oven and a stove, coffee machine, water boiler, microwave owen, fridge, freezer, dish washer as well as dishware and serving pieces available.
Get familiar with the history of Turku
Where in Turku was a lake situated hundreds of years ago? Where was the bridge that collapsed or the house that the disappeared into river? Explore the Turku returns to the map cultural exercise route to find the answers!
The length of the route is 8.4 km.
Studying in the ICT track
Kerttuli Upper Secondary School ICT track is a national special upper secondary school accepted by the Ministry of Education. It is a continuation of the ‘future’s professionals of information technology and media’ track that began in autumn 2000, and it functions in close interaction with higher education institutions and business life.
Over 30 sports are represented in Kerttuli Upper Secondary School. Sport-specific morning coaching is given in 14 sports with 23 sports coaches. The athletes of other sports participate in attribute training or train in ways that have been agreed on separately and according to programmes designed by their own coaches.
The first public urban parks were built in the 19th century with comfort, recreation, and merry-making in mind. One of the oldest parks in Turku is Brahenpuisto, which is located next to Turku Cathedral. The first ‘horti’ were created in the area already in the latter half of the 16th century. Planting of the park started after the Great Fire of Turku in 1833, and Brahenpuisto was renovated and expanded in 1886-1888. The park got its characteristic monument, the statue of Per Brahe by sculptor Walter Runeberg, in 1888.
The main library has meeting, event, and exhibition facilities of various sizes available for rent. The facilities canbe used during the opening hours of the library. Other times may be agreed on in exceptional cases. An additional fee will be charged if the facilities are used outside opening hours.
Meeting and event facilities
Students at Ompelushoppi design and manufacture many kinds of clothing orders for customers, as well as offering small-scale stitching and repair services.
Puuhapirtti is a fun and exciting place for children 1 year and up staffed by our Practical Nurse, Caregiver and Daycare trainees. Each 3-hour session consists of various activities, including storytelling, arts and crafts, theatre, exercise, and music. Children are not obliged to stay the full three hours and may bring along a snack. Inside shoes and, if necessary, a diaper are also recommended.
Our weekly activities are as follows:
Tuesdays: Arts and Crafts
Wednesday: Plays and Theatre
Thursday: Exercise and games
Whether you want a new look, or just a beard trim, hairdressing and barber services students are available on reservation. We provide services for men, women and children.
We are located at the Aninkainen campus, Aninkaistenkatu 7, entry through the Nahkurinkatu entrance.
We are open weekdays throughout the schoolyear
Tel. 02 2633 3135
For relaxing moments
NOTE: Customer service is not always available, and is dependent on the current study schedule.
Come and enjoy Manicures, Pedicures, Facials and Full Body treatments from our students! We offer a wide selection of beauty treatments including several kinds of facials, ranging from skin cleaning to ultrasonic exfoliation. All facials include eyebrow shaping and skin analysis. Our selection of treatments also includes several different massages and spa treatments.
Treats for every occasion prepared by TAI students!
In addition to baked goods, we sell ready-to-eat meals with a wide variety of meat, poultry and fish dishes.
Cakes and pastries available for order on enquiry.
We are located at the Aninkainen campus, Anikaistenkatu 7. Entry through the Nahkurinkatu entrance.
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Luostarinmäki is a popular field trip destination in Turku. You can book a guided tour of the Handicrafts Museum for your class.
Comprehensive schools in Turku get free guided tours in Luostarinmäki, as part of the city’s Culturepath programme. The Culturepath tours are organised throughout the school year, with the exception of May.
From the playground to the museum
Modern art is very accessible to children. It is a good idea to include art museums in early childhood education. Children don’t need to understand the art to enjoy it, and they often come up with creative and surprising interpretations. You can come lift your spirits in the museum on a rainy day, or come provoke your thoughts on a nice sunny day. You can easily leave the children’s raincoats and other clothes in the museum’s coat rack.
Based on archaeological findings, the Great Old Square has had a centre for secular administration, i.e. a town hall, since the 14th century. The most well-known of the previous town halls is the stone building designed by Samuel Berner and built in 1736. Berner’s design inspired other town halls such as the ones in Rauma and Porvoo.