Ristinkirkko

Ristinkirkko, Lahti

Ristinkirkko
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland22,086 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
The Church of the Cross is designed by the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. It was built in 1978.

From outside it is not the prettiest churches in Finland. The building is dominated by a cross design formed by 52 windows and a massive belfry of concrete.

The beautiful interior has a triangular form which directs the attention towards the altar. The interior has the same vibe as you can feel in the Finlandia House in Helsinki.

The sculpture Spirit of Freedom by Wäinö Aaltonen stands in the cemetery for the war dead.

The Lahti International Organ Festival is held here.
Written 2 December 2018
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Noora M
Copenhagen, Denmark104 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
Alvar Aalto is a really important architect and designer to Finnish people, and yeah, you should check some of his works, if you're into arctitecture. But for my (FInnish) taste ,if you like churches, Finland is not the place to be.
Written 14 October 2017
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ilkkavaa
Novi Sad, Serbia52 contributions
Feb 2017
Excellent acoustics, a little bit cold temperature. Soft chairs to sit. Lovely day light from the windows, architech by Alvar Aalto
Written 14 February 2017
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PNieminen
Tallinn, Estonia47 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
Ristinkirkko is a design by most famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. The auditorio is beautifull. All white but with interesting details. Besides of church it is excellent concert hall for orcherters and organ music.
Written 28 July 2016
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Moyashinen
187 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
Beautiful church designed by the legend of Finnish architecture, it worth to visit if you are interested in art, design or architecture
Written 21 June 2016
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PNieminen
Tallinn, Estonia47 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
The church building is woth of visiting because the architecture. The church is also known as music chuch. There are plenty of concerts and in each service the music is important.
Written 15 March 2016
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OPP_lahti
Lahti, Finland1,909 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
This church is very beautiful from inside, and it is also important part of city of Lahti landscape. It is designed by Alvar Aalto and represents basic church architecture in Finland
Written 18 October 2015
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rhondar126
Oxford, UK8 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Stunning architecture and austere beauty make this church very memorable. The acoustic is reverberant (it is often used for recordings).
Written 9 September 2015
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Shelby A
58 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
This is a very modern church. It looks quite simplistic in colour and atmosphere but we were told that because of its architecture and modern style it made this church quite different which I do agree to. It was a very different church from what I am used to. Overall quite simple.
Written 19 August 2015
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Sandy I
Inverness, UK22 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
We visitied this church partly because Aalto was the architect and partly because it has been used as a recording venue by the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. We thought the brick exterior was unattractive but liked the white interior.
Written 12 September 2014
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