Vimpeli Church

Vimpeli, Finland

The church of Vimpeli was completed in 1807, but not inaugurated until 1811. The exterior of the wooden church is unique: it has twelve corners and looks like round church. The architect was Jacob Rifj, who was inspired of Pantheon temple in Rome. The interior is also interesting. The altarpiece was painted by R. W. Ekman in 1872.



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Founded: 1807
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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Juha Nikkinen (2 years ago)
A rare Finnish round wooden church that is a roadside church where you can even look inside.
Hogne Strømnes (4 years ago)
Impressive woodwork
Sasu Rintala (5 years ago)
is round. the name spoke true 5/5
Paula Mäkelä (5 years ago)
Pearl of Finnish wooden church architecture! The church was designed and built by Jacob Rijf, a church builder from the Uusikaarlepy, in 1806. The unique church remained his last realization in Finland. Also the tapas, the third layer of which is a later addition, are the handwriting of Rijf. It was built on the basis of Jacob Rijf's plan, originally designed for the Sotkamo tapul. The church has pulpit chairs made from Rijf's garage, one for the locksmith. The altarpiece is also produced by Jacob Rijf, but the altar device is the implementation of Heikki Mikkilä, a shoreline. The church is really beautiful, you should visit
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