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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Mirja Pentikainen (9 months ago)
Avattu vuonna 1520, kuten Google sanoo. Upea keskiaikainen kivikirkko.
Antanas Andriuškevičius (11 months ago)
Upea kirkko, muistakaa kunnioittaa vainajia kun kävelette hautausmaalla. Sijainti todella hieno.
Marko M (13 months ago)
Muodostan tämänhetkisen näkemykseni ihan ulkopuolen perusteella. Jälleen kerran kaunis, keskiaikainen kivikirkko, joka tietojen mukaan on viimeinen Hämeeseen rakennettu keskiaikainen kivikirkko. Kirkko on valmistunut 1520, ja rakennuttajana pidetään Åke Tottia. Kirkkoa on laajennettu ristikirkoksi 1800-luvulla. Kellotapuli on valmistunut 1785. Kirkon hautausmaalla on useiden aatelissukujen hautapaikkoja.
no00ob (14 months ago)
Hyvä
lissy clement (2 years ago)
Beautiful church from the Middle Ages.
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