Illustrator Map Turku Finland

Turku, located on the southwest coast of Finland, is a city known for its rich history, cultural heritage, and beautiful waterfront. The city is situated at the mouth of the Aura River, and several waterways, bridges, and main streets contribute to its unique character. Here’s a brief description of some of the principal waterways, bridges, and main streets in Turku:

  1. Aura River:
    • The Aura River is the heart of Turku, flowing through the city and dividing it into two parts. The riverbanks are popular for walking, jogging, and cycling.
    • Along the Aura River, you’ll find numerous cafes, restaurants, and cultural attractions. The riverfront area is often vibrant with events and festivals.
  2. Turku Archipelago:
    • Turku is surrounded by a vast archipelago, and the city itself is considered the gateway to the Turku Archipelago. Ferries and boats connect the city to the archipelago islands, offering breathtaking views and a unique maritime experience.
  3. Bridges:
    • Auransilta (Aura Bridge): This is a historic bridge that spans the Aura River, connecting the eastern and western parts of the city. The bridge is known for its distinctive red color and is a popular spot for pedestrians.
    • Föri (Ferry): Although not a traditional bridge, Föri is a historical ferry that shuttles people and bicycles across the Aura River. It adds a charming and nostalgic touch to Turku’s transportation network.
  4. Main Streets:
    • Yliopistonkatu: This is one of the main streets in Turku, running through the city center. It is lined with shops, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, making it a popular shopping and dining destination.
    • Aurakatu: Another important street in Turku, Aurakatu is known for its historical buildings, including the Turku Cathedral. It intersects with Yliopistonkatu and leads to the riverfront.
    • Eerikinkatu: This street is home to various businesses, shops, and cultural institutions. It intersects with Yliopistonkatu and provides access to the Turku Art Museum and the Sibelius Museum.

Turku’s urban layout, with its blend of historical and modern elements, creates a charming atmosphere for both residents and visitors. The integration of waterways, bridges, and main streets adds to the city’s appeal, making it a delightful place to explore.

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Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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