Pioneers of Modernism Walking Tour

Get to know the first modern buildings in Finland



Available in Finnish, English and Swedish
1.5 hours
20 spots per experience


What are we going to do

Alvar Aalto, Aino Marsio-Aalto and Erik Bryggman are behind the change from classical architecture to modern. Finland’s first modern buildings were built in Turku.

You will see three buildings Aaltos designed in Turku center – Southwestern Finland Agricultural Cooperative Building, Tapani building apartment house and Turun Sanomat newspaper building. You will also see some buildings from Erik Bryggman that were built at the same period as Aalto’s buildings.

Listen to stories about Aaltos time in Turku, how their designs change from classical style to modernism while they’re working on buildings in Turku. You will see some buildings in transition and some completely modern buildings, designs following all Le Corbusier’s five principles.
The tour starts outside the Turun Sanomat building at Kauppiaskatu 5.

Duration 1.5 h.

Price 10 e per person, under 12 y free.

About Magni Mundi - the Doer

Magni Mundi is a small local company from Turku. We live in the city and love our city. We are also authorised Turku guides and love to show our town and the nearby areas to travellers from all over the world.
All kinds of tours and activities can be booked via us.

Upcoming events

2 people are going

Requirements

Remember to dress according to weather

Reviews

Martina

Martina

Antoisa kävelykierros kauniissa Turussa oli juuri sitä mitä kaipasinkin. Sain paljon hyviä vinkkejä Turkuun, opin uutta ja nautin kauniista maisemista Aurajoen rannalla.