Elimäki Church

Kouvola, Finland

Elimäki Church, built in 1638, is one of the oldest wooden churches in Finland. The cruciform shape is from the extension in 1678. The belfry was added in 1795-1797. The interior is mostly from the 17th century. Most significant artefacts are altarpiece and pulpit donated by Casper Wrede and Sophia Taube.

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Founded: 1638
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Finland)

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Geoff Hudson (7 months ago)
What a beautiful building and it's clear the people here take very good care of the grounds.
Kurssit PRUK (9 months ago)
Helena Lehtinen (2 years ago)
Kaunis kotikirkko , minulle tärkeä paikka . Viime sunnuntain jumalanpalvelus erittäin mieleenpainuva tapahtuma .
Pirjo Tapio (2 years ago)
Koskettava
Peik Henrichson (2 years ago)
350 år gammal träkyrka
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