The old church of Helsinki was designed by famous architect C. L. Engel and completed in 1826. It was originally mentioned to be temporary church for the construction time of Senate Square. Some parts of the interior was moved from the church of Ulrika Eleonora, which was dismantled before.

The old park, called also as “the Plague Park” , surrounding the church was originally a cemetery. It’s name cames from the time of Great Wrath (1710), when many victims of plague were buried to the ground. The latest burial was made in 1919. At the northeast corner of park lies the tomb of merchant Johan Sederholm (1722-1805).

The old church is open to the public from Monday to Friday 12-15. At weekends it’s popular place for weddings and other events.

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Founded: 1826
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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