Askainen Church

Masku , Finland

The neoclassical church of Askainen was built by the owner of Louhisaari Manor, Governor-general Herman Claes'son Fleming in 1653 as the chapel church of Louhisaari Manor. It’s one of the rare stone churches in Finland built after the Reformation in the 17th century. The belfry was erected in 1772–1779. There is a funeral chapel of the Mannerheim family in the cemetery.

The Askainen noblemen's church is part of the oldest tourist route in Finland, the Seven Churches Tour, together with Raisio, Masku, Nousiainen, Lemu, Merimasku and Naantali. Finnish National Board of Antiquities has named the church and near Louhisaari manor as National Built Heritage.

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Founded: 1653
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Finland)

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Jouni Salmivirta (11 months ago)
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La Rauh (2 years ago)
Nice
Teemu Koo (2 years ago)
Historian havinaa.
Krisse Saarinen (2 years ago)
Kaunis kokonaisuus. Miellyttävää kävellä hyvinhoidetulla, vehreällä hautausmaalla. Avaa ovi ja astu kirkon rauhalliseen, kauniiseen tunnelmaan.
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