Top Historic Sights in Tervola, Finland

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Tervola Old Church

The Old Church of Tervola was built in 1687-1689 and is one of the oldest and most well-preserved wooden churches in Finland. The wooden pulpit is made by Johan Skogh and Nils Ahlboom in 1733-1735. The altarpiece is painted by Johan Hedman in 1831.The church was unused 85 years after the new church of Tervola was completed in 1865. Worships began again in 1950.
Founded: 1687-1689 | Location: Tervola, Finland

Tervola Church

The newer Church of Tervola was built between 1861-1864 to replace the old church. It is called also "the great church”"because its large size. The architect was Ludvig Isak Lindqvist who has also designed couple of other churches in Northern Finland.
Founded: 1861-1864 | Location: Tervola, Finland

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Château des Ducs de Bretagne

The Château des ducs de Bretagne (Castle of the Dukes of Brittany) is a large castle located in Nantes. It served as the centre of the historical province of Brittany until its separation in 1941. It was the residence of the Dukes of Brittany between the 13th and 16th centuries, subsequently becoming the Breton residence of the French Monarchy. Today the castle houses the Nantes History Museum.

The restored edifice now includes the new Nantes History Museum, installed in 32 of the castle rooms. The museum presents more than 850 objects of collection with the aid of multimedia devices. The castle and the museum try to offer a modern vision of the heritage by presenting the past, the present and the future of the city. Night-time illuminations at the castle further reinforce the revival of the site. The 500-metre round walk on the fortified ramparts provides views not just of the castle buildings and courtyards but also of the town.