Oulu Cathedral

Oulu Cathedral

Oulu Cathedral
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland20,313 contributions
Impressive religious landmark
Nov 2020
The old church from 1777 was destroyed in the big Oulu fire in 1822.

The current stone cathedral was completed in 1832 over the ruins of the old church.

It was made according to the neoclassical designs of the famous architect Carl Ludvig Engel who also designed the Helsinki Cathedral.

The interior is very beautiful.
Written 10 November 2020
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B T
London, UK705 contributions
Worth going inside
Aug 2020
I really liked this- it was quite different to the layouts of other typical european churches- the aisles are wider and the interior is white and light. It is well worth going inside.
Written 18 August 2020
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia888 contributions
Oulu Cathedral
Jun 2019
This is an Lutheran cathedral and is near the Oulu City Hall. It was built in 1777 as a tribute to King Gustav 111 of Sweden
Written 19 August 2019
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Normanta
London, UK530 contributions
a wonderful building
Jun 2019 • Solo
This joins that exclusive set of cathedrals that have left me going 'wow!'. Two others are Norwich and Salzburg.
This building was completed in the first half of the 19th century on an earlier structure from the 18th. Internally it is the use of polished white marble for the pillars that first strikes the visitor. White and light are constant themes. The pews – all boxed pews – are painted white. The pulpit is a pedestal of white marble. The modern organ is a clever design in white metal. The dome over the crossing is white.
There are delightful touches of modern artistry. There are cartouches of Jesus high up on each of the corner supports of the crossing. Modern stained glass windows are very colourful. Even the stand for lit candles near the entrance is a clever example of modern design. Looming over all is a fine and noble example of 19th century organ building. A wonderful building deserving of far more than a 5-minute look.
Written 26 July 2019
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stuarthicks90
Reading, UK105 contributions
Evening visit to Cathedral
Jul 2019 • Solo
The cathedral has a fascinating building which is well worth a visit, with intersting organ and several lovely windows.
Written 15 July 2019
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Atrotter
Oulu, Finland163 contributions
Good for hearing aid users
Dec 2018 • Family
This beautiful cathedral is equipped with a good hearing loop and an induction loop quality-map advises where the hearing aid users should sit to hear well:
Good concerts in addition to the normal church services.
Written 13 December 2018
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland20,313 contributions
Beautiful church
Aug 2018 • Couples
The Oulu Cathedral is an Evangelical Lutheran cathedral. The church was originally built in 1777 but the wooden structures burned in the large fire of Oulu in 1822.

The church was built again on top of the old stone walls with famous architect Carl Ludvig Engel being as the designer. He also designed the Helsinki Cathedral. Some kind of resemblance can be seen, especially inside.

The Oulu Cathedral was completed in 1832 and the tower in 1845.
Written 4 September 2018
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Jokke58
Kouvola, Finland54 contributions
Big, old church to have a peaceful break!
Aug 2018 • Solo
One of the most beautiful churches in Finland. Peaceful break if you want to see something beautiful and quite old in hectic city of Oulu.
Written 29 August 2018
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Helen C
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK872 contributions
Lovely Cathedral
Jul 2018 • Solo
There is a small cathedral in the grounds, for children, which looks like great fun! The stain glass windows are very vibrant colour. Outside the cathedral there is a small garden with seating. All the buildings in the vicinity are historical. Its worth a visit when in Oulu.
Written 29 July 2018
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,442 contributions
Beautiful
Jun 2018 • Couples
This church is a major landmark in the city. It is a pretty, tidy church - not flamboyant. Do go inside if possible
Written 22 July 2018
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