Lapua Cathedral

Lapua, Finland

The Lapua Cathedral is one of the nine cathedrals in Finland. The neoclassical cathedral was built in 1827 and designed by famous architect C. L. Engel. The belfry remains from the earlier church building. The cathedral's pipe organ is the largest in Finland.

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Kosolankatu 3, Lapua, Finland
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Founded: 1827
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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AGENTTI020 (2 years ago)
Suomen suurimmat urut ;)
Oskari Lahnalampi (2 years ago)
Jari Sundman (2 years ago)
Lapuan tuomiokirkko on näyttävä kirkko kellotorneineen ,vaivaisukkoineen sekä ulkoisine puitteineen. Paikka on kaunis, näyttävän näköinen kokonaisuus ajatellen Lapuan kokoa ja kirkko on myås sisältä näyttävä, ehkäpä jopa hieman mahtipontinenkin rakennus jonka hienoissa yksityikohdissa harrastajan silmä lepää. Ehdottomasti käynnin arvoinen kirkko.
Kaisa kärnä (3 years ago)
Hieno joulukuvaelma
Pena M. (3 years ago)
Suomen suurimmat urut.
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