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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Jouni Saarikoski (9 months 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 (9 months ago)
Upea keskiaikainen kivikirkko . Kannattaa käydä katsomassa. Kesällä tosi hyvin hoidettu hautausmaakin.
Csaba Ortutay (13 months ago)
This is such an interesting place. We have visited the medieval church during July by bike. There are wall paintings and wooden sculptures from before and after the Reformation, so it is one of the unique churches in Finland which is a must see for history lovers.
Colin Mark Wignall (14 months ago)
This is an epic medieval church with an interesting history which was related by the lady who opened up for us. The 12 Celtic crosses and the altar were exquisite. It's great to see the visual representation of the gospel which in the way it was communicated in the past.
Andrei Tsinovski (20 months ago)
I really lohe this place.
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