Brändö Church

Kustavi, Finland

The wooden church of Brändö was built in 1893. There is an remarkable altarpiece from the late Middle Ages inside the church.

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Founded: 1893
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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Janne-Petteri Hyvönen (15 months ago)
Kustavin kaunis kirkko taajamassa, päätien varrella. Kannattaa käydä katsomassa. Koko kirkon miljöö on hyvin säilynyt ja hyvin pidetty kunnossa, vanhaa kunnioittaen.
Mira Peltomaeki (15 months ago)
Beautiful simple wooden church with some interesting details including organ, preaching chair and handcrafted beautiful sailing ships. The joining bell tower adds a nice touch to this idyllic place of worship.
Guns N' Roses for life (19 months ago)
Krisse Saarinen (2 years ago)
Rauhallinen, kaunis hautausmaa kodikkaan puukirkon kera. Kaunis kellotapuli ja vanha rakennus vieressä. Kirkko kannattaa katsastaa. Uudet, siistit wc -tilat piharakennuksessa.
Olli-Pekka Rissanen (2 years ago)
Hieno vanha puukirkko, jossa rauhallinen tunnelma.
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