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St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

Kallialan kirkkotie 50, Sastamala 38210, Finland
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A unique medieval church

Tyrvään Pyhän Olavin kirkko is a very beautiful medieval stone church, built on a scenic location... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lmsk2014
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Helsinki, Finland
Spectacular drawings and great atmosphere

Kuutti Lavonen's painting are really impressive. Osmo Rauhala's history of the creation is also... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Mikko76
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Sastamala, Finland
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1 week ago
“A unique medieval church”
11 Oct 2017
“Spectacular drawings and great atmosphere”
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Kallialan kirkkotie 50, Sastamala 38210, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tyrvään Pyhän Olavin kirkko is a very beautiful medieval stone church, built on a scenic location by the lake according to typical Finnish church architecture of the middle ages. However, what makes it completely unique is the interior and the story; the church was burnt...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Kuutti Lavonen's painting are really impressive. Osmo Rauhala's history of the creation is also very intrestingly made.

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

A small church is an interesting sight worth a trip not far away from Tampere. The interior is at its best if you are lucky enough to have a guide telling you about the history of the church. For me, this place is very emotional,...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

St Olaf's church will celebrate its 500th anniversary this summer (Aug 2016), but a few years ago, it stood in ruins. The church's restoration is a remarkable story of indefatigable communal effort. In 1993-97, the beautiful wood-tiled roof was renewed with the help of hundreds...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2015

A traditional stone church by beautiful lakeside. The church was detroyed by fire in 1997 but was re-built with love and passion by the locals. Inside of the church is decorated by famous artists Kuutti Lavonen and Osmo Rauhala in contemporary style but respecting ancient...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2015

Old and new. Both at same time. Arsenist burn down but church was built back as it was hundreds of years ago. only stone walls are original and athmosphere. Landscape is too worth to see as well as chuch.

Thank Jari A
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