Johannes Church

Johannes Church, Helsinki

Johannes Church
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
Mar 2022
Finlands largest stone church was designed by A.E.Melander in 1891 on a hill where Midsummer fires used to be burned. This tradition nowadays loosely connected to St.John the Baptist is still the seasonal highlight at summer equinox. The interior is rather opulent for Evangelic-Lutherans decorated with Italian wood carvings, grand chandeliers, stained glass rose windows and an altar piece by renowned painter Eero Järnefelt. Renovation is due to finish in Autumn 2022 but the church is open under the scaffolding.
Written 21 March 2022
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA795 contributions
Jun 2019
The Church (a/k/a, St. John's Church) is a nice place to visit, even though it is relatively new (c.1891). Unfortunately, we did not have an opportunity to enjoy concerts, which, as we heard, should be very impressive.
Written 22 May 2020
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Danes55
Holstebro, Denmark1,910 contributions
Aug 2019
A bit away from Helsinki center the Johannes church is to be found, it can be seen on long distance. The 2 twin towers are 74 meters in heigth and very special for this church. It is build in red bricks and copper roof in the years 1888-1891.
It is the largest stone church in Finland by seats, it has 2.600 seats.
There is a good akustik and therefore it is also used for concerts.
The church is open daily from 10-15 and is closed during weekends and therefor we could unfortunately not go in:
But a beautiful church.
Written 12 November 2019
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kblcuk
Helsinki, Finland2 contributions
Aug 2019
This church is one of the symbols of Helsinki, but make sure you visit it when they have music concerts -- it's something very special.
Written 27 August 2019
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Benedectin
St. Petersburg, Russia44 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
I liked an architecture of that Church. Very impressive. Not hard to find and try to walk around that building.
Written 24 August 2019
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Olga H
Minsk, Belarus713 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Church of St.John’s in Helsinki is amasing really. Rich and wonderful interior, very good atmosphere- everything make you happy... You can sit on bench and think about best moments of your life...
Written 15 August 2019
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69elizabeth
Exeter, UK19 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Well worth the walk (and then check out the Design Museum nearby). The organist was practising during our visit. Lovely rose window. Beautiful, majestic interior.
Written 10 July 2019
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kr0elle
Amman, Jordan947 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
From the outside, Johannes Church impresses with its size and not so much the artwork. From the inside, it does appear much smaller, though. The interior design is quite warmer than you would expect in a Nordic country.
Written 18 April 2019
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Dica de Viena
Vienna, Austria2,050 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Right in the middle of the city center, very easy to find, free entrance but only if there is no mass
Written 20 February 2019
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Floria M
25 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Pretty church definitely worth a visit while in Helsinki. It is tall and impressive, right in the center of the city. Entrance free, but only between certain hours.
Written 6 February 2019
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