Raippaluoto Church

Raippaluoto, Finland

The wooden Raippaluoto church and the adjacent bell tower were built between 1778-1781. The altarpiece and pulpit are historically remarkable details; both were made in the 17th century and represent fine handicraft work. Both were donated by Mustasaari church in the 1840s. The altarpiece, made in Dutch Baroque style, dates from 1673.

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Founded: 1778-1781
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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Samuli Suokas (3 years ago)
Neat. Just painted? It had just been closed for that day
Alexander Ginlund (3 years ago)
Semi-interesting wooden church. Altarpiece and pulpit from St. Marie Church in Old Vaasa. Does not tell about opening hours but is open weekdays 9-15.
Mike Heath (3 years ago)
This has to be the church of wonk. It is hard to understand how it was built, almost as though it was designed this way. Somehow it must have sunk on one side and been renovated without raising the sunk side. The caretaker says it makes her dizzy inside - certainly seems to play tricks with the eyes until you realise it really is so wonky. Worth a visit just to see this, but very well kept and respectful for those lost in the second world war. Not much of the Bible to be seen or any of the gospel message.
Anna Christina Feuz (4 years ago)
Really worth seeing
Thomas Kuni (6 years ago)
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