Tammisaari Church

Raasepori, Finland

Tammisaari church is one the rare Finnish stone churches built in the 17th century. The building began in 1651 and was completed in 1670s. The church was destroyed by fire in 1821 and reconstructed to the present appearance in 1839-1842.

The white church tower is a landmark the Tammisaari old town (built mainly in the 19th century), which is a popular tourist attraction.

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Founded: 1651-1679
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Finland)

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Jane Fagerström (2 years ago)
Ihana kirkko idyllisellä paikalla Tammisaaren sydämessä.
mika kokko (2 years ago)
Upee
Pekka Nevalainen (2 years ago)
Mahtava rakennus.
Mikko R. (2 years ago)
Tunnelmallinen pikkukirkko puutalojen keskellä. Idyllinen miljöö.
Heikki Kahanpää (2 years ago)
laaksolahden kappeli espoo
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