Turku is the oldest city and first capital of Finland, situated on the southwestern coast by a unique and splendid archipelago of over 40,000 islands and islets. The port is in a sheltered place at the mouth of the river Aura, which runs through the city. Right next to the port is the medieval Turku castle. Downtown is only 3 km away - a nice walk along the river. The riverbanks are a popular recreational area for both locals and guests - full of sights, shops, restaurants, pubs and happenings. Turku, the cultural city of Finland, offers a wide range of museums and events. Popular ones are the Sibelius museum (dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius), Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum combining history, archaeology and contemporary art, the annual Medieval Market, the Night of Art and Turku music festival. Ruisrock, one of the oldest festivals in Finland, held annually on the beautiful nature island of Ruissalo close to the Port, attract visitors, too.