Pyhän Laurin kirkko

Pyhän Laurin kirkko, Vantaa

Pyhän Laurin kirkko
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This beautiful sixteenth-century church in Vantaa is one of the most popular wedding churches in the Helsinki region, and the third-biggest granite church in Finland with unusually rich painted decorations. The church is also known for its excellent acoustics. The annual Vantaa Baroque Week is one of the many musical events arranged here.
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland22,049 contributions
Feb 2020
The Church of St. Lawrence is a church in Vantaa dating back to 1450. It is the oldest building in Vantaa.

The Helsingin pitäjä district is one of the best-preserved historical parishes in Finland. There are many old houses around the church area.

The medieval church was badly destroyed in a fire in 1893, after which it was reconstructed in a Gothic Revival style. The church got Neo-Gothic style tapered windows, pulpit, benches, galleries, and a copper roof.

The church is a very popular wedding church and venue for concerts.
Written 18 February 2020
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Mlandege
31 contributions
Aug 2019
What is so special with this church? My opinion is that there were too many people and all of them looked very sad. Even the female squirrel that we saw in spruce looked unhappy. I have seen many better old churches. And happier squirrels too.
Written 22 August 2019
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jalve
Vantaa, Finland24 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
It's a beautiful church with just the right atmosphere. It's modestly decorated in the Lutheran spirit.
Written 4 June 2019
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Vespa
Helsinki, Finland213 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
One of the most beautiful churches in the metropolitan area. Especially in the Christmas time. Do not forget to visit the chapel near by. It is a jewel of modern architecture.
Written 17 September 2018
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Cadhlan
Nurmijarvi, Finland719 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
Old and beautiful church in countrisde surroundings, although so close to urban parts of Vantaa. Easy access by public transport. 10 min drive from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport, so if you have a short stop over, this could be a place to see nearby!
Written 9 August 2018
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Hannu K
Vantaa, Finland96 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
As being atheist I can only give my opinion of the church itself. It is called Pyhän Laurin kirkko and it is the original one. There is another church in Lohja by same name but truth is that this one we have in Vantaa is the first and finest that name! Go and see, it is lovely both in and outside.
Written 10 July 2018
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Heikki600
Vantaa, Finland146 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
The church has been in it´s place since year 1452 which is forty years earlier before Columbus found America to put things in a time line. I have visited it many times because our family grave is there but luckily we have had more baptisisms and weddings than burials there. One day I will be buried there in the famly grave so I can highly recommend it.
Written 25 December 2017
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BeachStone2C
Helsinki, Finland2,771 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
This church made of stone was built around 1450. It is the oldest building around Helsinki. Very beautiful smallish church inside out. It's no wonder the church is one of the most popular wedding churches in the country. After renovation in the Spring time the church is open again.
Written 28 August 2017
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Juho Ä
Espoo, Finland242 contributions
May 2017
This area is known for a load of Pokemon stops and a gym as well. The church itself was not on our list of places to visit. The building itself has a number 1893 written on it and that makes it an ooooold building.
Written 5 May 2017
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Hannu H
Helsinki, Finland425 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
They have made a great job restoring the original mural paintings of the vaulted ceiling. The recent renovation of the woodwork has also been excellent. You really should visit this 15th century masterpiece.
Written 21 April 2017
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