Kustavi Church

Kustavi, Finland

There were originally two wooden chapels in Kustavi, one in Vartsala (first record from the year 1554) and another in Kunnarainen (1675). In 1783 Kunnarainen chapel was moved to the current site and reconstructed by J. Höckert. The new parish church was named after the king of Sweden, Gustaf III. The church was enhanced between years 1876-1879 and again in 1928.

The pulpit dates back to the 1640s. There are also couple of beautiful miniature ships (so-called votive ships) made by local islanders. The church environment is a well-preversed sample of wooden architecture in Finland.

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Kirkkotie 1, Kustavi, Finland
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Founded: 1783
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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en.kustavi.kummeli.fi

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1Johannes Peltonen (6 months ago)
Nice
Pentti Kotiaho (11 months ago)
Fine. The panels in the left branch are said to have been evacuated here from Seiskari church during the war.
Vivi Paljakka (3 years ago)
The cemetery has interesting graves for lovers of the Volter Shield archipelago series. Of course also Shield's tomb.
Mika Sundell (3 years ago)
(15.5.2021) on the spot
Mm Mm (4 years ago)
A beautiful old wooden church that is well suited to the archipelago landscape.
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