The Church of St. Mary

Hollola, Finland

The stone church of Hollola was built between 1495-1510 during the third wave of Finnish grey stone churches. Church is one of the biggest medieval churches in Finland and important medieval landmark in Päijät-Häme area. According to Reformation policies, the interior was remodeled in the 17th century.

Archeologists have found remains of the Iron Age settlement around the church. Area has been some kind of administrative and commercial centre for local people.

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Founded: 1495-1510
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Paweena Kapanen (9 months ago)
Good ?
Jussi Ritola (18 months ago)
One of the most beautiful old churces in Southern Finland.
Tawfik (2 years ago)
I visited it once its really historical and amazing
Jouni Saarikoski (3 years ago)
Ei uudet rakennukset ole sinnepäinkään niin viehättäviä kuin tämä. Tulipa vastaan vanhassa kotimaisessa elokuvassakin tämä kirkko, näytti niin tutulta kun katsoin elokuvaa.
jukka koivisto (3 years ago)
Upea keskiaikainen kivikirkko . Kannattaa käydä katsomassa. Kesällä tosi hyvin hoidettu hautausmaakin.
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