Saint Petersburg is connected with Turku like no other Russian city. Both cities are former capitals and second important cities in their countries. Turku became the first sister city of Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) in 1953. There is even a street in Saint Petersburg named after Turku. The partnership of these two cities has more than 60 years history and a large number of different joint events have been held throughout this period.
For “Saint Petersburg Tourist Information Bureau” the year began with a meeting with the representatives of “Visit Turku” – Southwest Finland Tourist & Congress Bureau. Tourist Information Centres of Saint Petersburg and Turku (Finland) signed a cooperation agreement on February 16, 2016. Our common goal is to increase the amount of tourist trips between two cities. We hope that it will stimulate mutual tourist potential and provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the culture of both cities.
“Saint Petersburg Information Bureau” invites you to visit our offices on 14/52 Sadovaya st. (metro station "Gostiny dvor") and 37 Sadovaya st. where we can provide you with information materials about Turku.