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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
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Tampere, Finland
Old wooden church with a lot of history in it.

The church is a votif-church , i.e. There is a sailship hanging from the seelling , to the memory... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2019
KajL_12
,
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 17 September 2019

A church that shows the seafaring history of the town. Not old by mid-European standards, but old as far as wooden churches go. The wooden construction is clearly visible (see pictures). Used a lot for matrimonials, no wonder.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

The church is a votif-church , i.e. There is a sailship hanging from the seelling , to the memory of the drowned sailors through out the time. Otherwise the church is worth visiting with respect to the cosy atmosphere.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

The churchyard is beautiful, covered with trees. The smell of the old wood is strong as you walk past the large wooden door with a sign telling you to “pull the door with strength.” I got a peek inside far enough to notice that i was about to walk in on a wedding. It was beautiful and everything looks to be made of 300 year old wood. Wished I could have walked inside a bit more.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Very nicely kept old wooden church from year 1700. A must see if you visit Kristiinankaupunki. Interesting indoors; remember to check the balcony seating area too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank niinan2
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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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