The Old Town of Turku covers the historical city centre and university area all the way from Piispankatu to the Fortuna block. While the heart of the city centre is expanding, the Old Town will gain the position it deserves as a tourist attraction and as a European oasis of encounters.
The objective is to increase and diversify the selection of services and events so that the area is active all year round. This is a collaborative effort with local operators and city residents.
Turku started to expand into the delta of the River Aura in the 13th century. The River Aura remains the heart of Turku today, and there are many well-known sights, prestigious restaurants and comfortable hangouts along its banks. The riverbank and the culture and restaurant services alongside it attract people all year round but particularly in the summer.
Along with the renewing city and infill construction, the city centre will expand towards the river mouth and Port of Turku. From there, the city reaches further towards the unique archipelago and the sea.
Solutions related to transport and mobility have a significant role from the point of view of comfortability, accessibility and effortless mobility in the city centre. The accessibility of the city centre is improved and mobility within the city centre is streamlined by simplifying the transport system and use of street space. The City of Turku will also develop smart mobility as a comprehensive service in the form of Smart and Wise Turku collaboration.
The City of Turku is currently preparing policies on city centre lighting to steer lighting solutions in public areas in the city and facade lighting. The policies will concern, for instance, certain transport environments, walking routes, historical environments, landmarks and landscape areas.
The commercial city centre expands, the Old Town turns into a European oasis of encounters and the eastern bank of the River Aura acts as a vivid platform for a new kind of combination of culture, restaurants and working. According to the vision team that has contemplated the future of the city centre, Turku has what it takes to become a globally significant city where exceptional archipelago elements and developed infrastructure create the necessary preconditions for comfortable housing and vivid economy and culture.
Development of the city centre is one of the spearhead projects of the City of Turku. The spearhead project aiming at comprehensive urban development seeks to strengthen the competitiveness and attraction of the city centre from the point of view of business, tourism, leisure and housing. Our location at the heart of the most beautiful archipelago in the world and the 800-year-old historical centre provide Turku with an excellent opportunity to become an internationally acknowledged city known for its strengths.
希腊发明家亚历山大港的希罗 (Hero of Alexandria) 在公元前几十年就开发了一种原始蒸汽机，但在当时的奴隶制希腊罗马社会中并未发现这种发明的真正用途。 STEAM 图尔库旨在通过为图尔库的所有儿童和年轻人提供学习新事物，应用和利用他们所学知识的机会，并在此过程中充分发挥潜力，来防止这种潜在的浪费。
詹姆斯·瓦特（James Watt）是苏格兰的数学家和工程师，其蒸汽机的改进引发了18世纪后期的工业革命。现在，我们正处在一场新的工业革命当中，它将以前所未有的方式改变世界。 STEAM 图尔库希望支持图尔库的儿童和年轻人成为这一变革的英雄，并成长为将造福于全人类的解决方案的开发商。
STEAM 图尔库项目是图尔库市对该合作做出的总体贡献的一部分。图尔库市教育部门负责实施该项目，但它与整个城市的产业政策相关。 STEAM 图尔库项目完全或部分包含了在行业或单个服务区域中实施的17个单独项目。该项目由图尔库市中央行政和教育部以及各种外部融资机构（ESF，ERDF，EDUFI，教育和文化部等）资助。
- 图尔库芬兰联合教育高中的自然科学和海洋学科，以及Kerttuli高中(Kerttuli Upper Secondary School)的信息和通信技术 (ICT) 学科
Monitori Market Square is located on the edge of the Turku Market Square in KOP-kolmio’s premises at Aurakatu 8, 20100 TURKU. Most Turku Region Traffic buses stop in or near our area. Parking is limited in the city centre and you should be prepared for parking fees. There are two separate entrances to the corridor connecting the different business premises of KOP-kolmio, both of which are accessible. Monitori Market Square is located along the corridor.
Monitori offers service by chat, by phone and on-site at both the Market Square and Skanssi locations.
You can also contact Monitori via the feedback service. There you can ask about Monitori’s services or give feedback.
On Monitori’s chat, you can ask anything about the City’s services, and it is open according to Monitori Market Square’s opening hours.
Can I use a computer at Monitori Market Square?
There are about twenty computer terminals available to customers. One of these is an accessible computer terminal. Due to the coronavirus situation, only some of the customer terminals are currently in use.
Can I leave post to Kela and the City of Turku outside service hours?
Outside of our service hours, you can submit documents to be sent to Kela and the City of Turku by post to the postbox located in the green recess midway through Kauppahallinkuja.
- From Saturday March 6th onwards, the maximum number of customers allowed to enter Monitori Market Square and Monitori Skanssi at the same time will be limited, in accordance with the decision made by the Regional State Administrative Agency.
- We recommend wearing a face mask when visiting Monitori.
- If necessary, the number of clients allowed in the facilities can be limited to ensure that everyone can maintain a safe distance.
- Turku City Theatre, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Turku Music Festival have suspended their performances and concert activities.
The customer guidance of Työpiste at Monitori Market Square provides unemployed jobseekers with wide-ranging, early-stage guidance on various employment, education and rehabilitation opportunities, among other things. We also advise companies at different stages of employment.
Työpiste customer guidance at Monitori Market Square is open Mon–Fri 9-11.15 am and 12-3.15 pm.
Tel. +358 (0)2 262 5072.
Chat Mon–Fri 8.30 am–3.30 pm.
The tourist information bureau of Turku serves tourists and residents.
The tourist information bureau provides brochures and expert advice regarding the whole region. We also sell e.g. Kiss My Turku products, Food Walk Cards and tickets to the Turku City Theatre performances and Turku Philharmonic Orchestra as well as Turku Music Festival concerts.
Kela’s service hours at Monitori Market Square
Mon 9 am–3.30 pm
Tue–Thu 12 noon–3.30 pm
Fri 9 am–3.30 pm
and at other times by appointment.
Kela services at Monitori Skanssi on Tuesdays from 12 noon to 3.30 pm.
Monitori Market Square provides free guidance and information on support services such as food, home care and cleaning services, as well as various transport services and informal care.The service counsellors can also come visit the client at home.
Do you find the City’s online services difficult to use? Are you unsure how to load your Föli card or enrol in the adult education centre’s courses online?
Guidance on how to use digital services is available at Monitori Market Square and Monitori Skanssi. The service provides support and guidance for using the City of Turku’s digital services. In addition to this, Kela also provides digital support for Kela services at the Monitoris.
Customers are served by the previously established Monitori Skanssi as before on the 2nd floor of the shopping centre. It is a joint service centre of the City of Turku, the Employment and Economic Development Office of Southwest Finland, Kela, the Police and the Turku and Kaarina Parish Union.
At Skanssi, you have access to a wide range of services:
Monitori Market Square is a joint centralised customer service point of the City of Turku and Kela, located right at the centre of Turku on the corner of the Market Square. Monitori serves its customers face-to-face, by phone or by chat.
Monitori Market Square customer service centre
Mon-Fri 9 am-6 pm and Sat 10 am-3 pm
Please check the bottom of the page for any exceptions to the service hours.
Monitori Market Square is a joint accessible customer service centre of the City and Kela located in the heart of Turku. Monitori Skanssi will also continue to serve as before.
Every week, both Monitoris offer services by the service counsellors of the units of the City’s Welfare Division, Kela’s customer advisers and Infotori, which offers service in several different languages. Monitori Market Square also provides tourist information and Työpiste customer guidance.