Top Historic Sights in Oulainen, Finland

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Oulainen Church

Oulainen Church was built by the building master Matti Honka and it completed in 1753. The bell tower was added in 1758. The interior is decorated with wall paintings made by Erik Westzynthius between 1779-1782. The present appearance is mainly from the restoration made In 1882.
Founded: 1753 | Location: Oulainen, Finland

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.