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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