The Church of St. Lawrence

Janakkala, Finland

The church of Janakkala is a typical medieval stone church. Building was started in 1510 and completed 1520. The author and initiator of the church building was a war marshall Åke Tott.


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Founded: 1510-1520
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)


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Karin Goodburn (12 months ago)
Medieval church, bell tower and graveyard. Occasional guided tours of the graveyard (in Finnish). Parking ample and convenient for Laurinmäki open air museum and nature trail
Ari K (2 years ago)
A truly idyllic church, which already produces a devout mind from its atmosphere. Great acoustics.
Nikolai Risak (2 years ago)
On July 1-3, the 10th Baroque Music Festival in Janakkala took place. Good organization and program. The church has excellent acoustics. You can hear well from anywhere. In the strongest July heat, it was comfortably cool. Parking is very spacious, there is a toilet.
Roger Nyholm (4 years ago)
Nice old stone church. It pays to look inside.
Eeva Louhevirta (4 years ago)
I couldn't get inside but the church and tombs are beautiful.
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