Tampere Old Church

Tampere, Finland

The old church of Tampere is a wooden cruciform shape church built in 1824-1825. It’s the oldest public building in the downtown. The church was designed by Carlo Bassi. The belfry was added in 1828-1829. The first public park in Tampere was built around the church in 1835.

The old church is popular for weddings and it’s open around the year from Wednesday to Sunday.

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Keskustori, Tampere, Finland
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Founded: 1824-1825
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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Genyr Kappler (11 months ago)
@ Christmas
Mirja Saarivuori (11 months ago)
En oo käynyt
Antero Kangas (11 months ago)
Vanha, historiallinen paikka keskellä Tamperetta. Täällä on mm. mukava joulunaikaan käydä laulamassa eri kielisiä joululauluja. Todella kodikas lämminhenkinen paikka.
Pentti Pulkkinen (11 months ago)
Amen,,
Meg N. Le (16 months ago)
A historical small church in the center.
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