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Medieval church by beautyful lake

On hot summerday the cool, historic atmosphere of St Olaf is a unique experience in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Sastamala, Finland
Beautiful chuch in a beautiful setting

Saint Olaf's Church in Tyrvää is really a beautiful piece of medieval church architecture. And it's... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Jan R
Tampere, Finland
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Kallialan kirkkotie 50, Sastamala 38210, Finland
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

On hot summerday the cool, historic atmosphere of St Olaf is a unique experience in the middle of finnish countryside. After burned down the church has been re-built again and also been beautyfully decorated with paintings made by modern artists Kuutti Lavonen and Osmo Rauhala....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Saint Olaf's Church in Tyrvää is really a beautiful piece of medieval church architecture. And it's set in a beautiful scenery. Definitely worth a detour if you're in these parts of Finland.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jan R
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Ann S
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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank lmsk2014
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.

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