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Beautiful wooden church

A really beautiful old wooden church in nice surroundings in the heart of Kristiinankaupunki, well... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2020
Tero W
,
Helsinki, Finland
via mobile
Wooden church with atmosphere

A church that shows the seafaring history of the town. Not old by mid-European standards, but old... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2019
kjraiha
,
Tampere, Finland
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Love everything about the church.

Starts from the outer side, it's very pretty, it took my mind back to the medieval time where the community used to visit church on Sunday. The open space before the church building gave that old day sensation, along with the small step from the road (I'm a bit daydreaming of becoming a medieval princess who visit the place).

Getting inside the front yard, you will be welcomed by old cemetery of the community in the old days. Only important people buried here most likely.

Continue to the building, you will be surprised by the old system they use to keep the door locked. There's a hanging stone which connected to the door to keep the door locked.

Step inside the church and you will find a two storey sitting arrangement. The one downstairs are very medieval with lock boxes. I wonder if it's designed for important families in the olden days.

Nowadays they're building new church not far from the old church.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank chinesed0ll
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old church. Small but really well preserved from the year 1700. Gives you a serene feeling standing in the room.
It's only open in the summer.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 606sannas
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

It is very beautiful church but it's small. It's open in summer. There are some rich peoples mausoleums(?) on the yard.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank VeetiV4
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I hesitated between giving a rating of 4 as a visit to the church will not last long, but decided on 5 as the interior of the church really affected me.
The church is restored recently. It reflects the old ways : the paintings naive, the colours subtle : harmony all over. A mature, serious feeling, but just and balanced happiness could be felt. It is often closed, if so do not give up and ask at the tourist information if they can open it for you

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank sinjoorAntwerp
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

Stepping into the gated church area is like stepping into a different time. Everything is so genuinely timeless that you can sit down anywhere and go back in time - a real life museum, a snap shot of times long gone. Wonderful!

Date of experience: June 2015
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