Church of St. Michael

Paimio, Finland

Paimio parish dates back to the 14th century. The present church was built in 1681-1689 to replace the previous wooden church. It’s one of the rare stone churches built in the 17th century in Finland. The interior was renewed in 1748-1756 and partly again in 1863. The central altarpiece was painted by R.W. Ekman in 1865, and the paintings of the Apostles near the organ were painted in 1751. The present vicarage was built in the 19th century to the medieval site.

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Vistantie 20, Paimio, Finland
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Founded: 1681-1689
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Finland)

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