Lemböte Chapel

Lemland, Finland

The chapel of Lemböte is a ruined stone church in Lemland. It has dated to the beginning of 16th century, but first records of the chapel are from the 13th century. Lemland was then an important waypoint between Denmark and Baltic.

Archaeologists found a treasure of 270 silver coins inside the chapel in the 19th century. Coins are today in the Åland museum.

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Founded: 1500-1530
Category: Ruins in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Marjo Lehtinen (13 months ago)
Interesting destination
Antti Jakobsson (14 months ago)
Fine old chapel
Sari (18 months ago)
A beautiful medieval sailor's church in the middle of the forest. A couple of miles walk back and forth from the parking lot. Easy-going short trail section, otherwise the longest road. The chapel is sometimes held in worship, but normally cannot be entered. However, the door has a metal lattice that you can see inside. My little dog did fit into a visit from a gap ra a 20th century fire garden in front of the walls. A cookie / table can be found.
Christel Liljeström (2 years ago)
Beautiful. Historical.
Christel Liljeström (2 years ago)
Beautiful. Historical.
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