Koivulahti Church

Mustasaari, Finland

Koivulahti church was originally an octagonal shaped wooden church, completed in 1691-1693. In the enlargement made in 1795 it was reconstructed to the cruciform appearance. The belfry dates from 1757. There is also a vicarage from 1782 and former magazine buildings near the church.

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Founded: 1691-1693
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Finland)

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