Kuopio Cathedral

Kuopio, Finland

The Kuopio Cathedral is a stone Neoclassical style church and the seat of the Diocese of Kuopio. It’s fifth church in Kuopio, the first one was built in 1552.The cathedral was built between 1806 and 1815 by Jacob Rijf (1806–1807) and Pehr Granstedt (1813–1815). The altarpiece has been painted by B. A. Godenhjelm in St. Petersburg. Matthias Ingman donated it to the cathedral in 1843.

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Founded: 1806-1815
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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Sinikka Tiirikainen (8 months ago)
Aivan mahtava aattoillan klo.17.tilaisuus. Olimme koko perheellä ja nuoret totesivat että emmepä ole olleet ennen näin hienossa aattoillan tilaisuudessa. Musiikki tosi hyvä ja piispaJarin puhe hyvä,upea kokonaisuus. Kiitos kaikille tilaisuuden tehtävissä mukana olleille!
Raimo Laitinen (8 months ago)
Ok
Jaana M Almasri (9 months ago)
Tätä vaikuttavan näköistä kivikirkkoa alettiin rakentaa v. 1806. Työt lopetettiin sodan vuoksi. Myöhemmin työt jatkuivat ja kirkko valmistui v. 1815. Valoa ja lämpöä saatiin kynttilöistä. Kirkoissa tiedettiin joskus tapahtuneen vääriä paloilmoituksia, jolloin ihmiset ryntäsivät ovea kohti ja joitakin ihmisiä tallaantui kuoliaaksi. Nämä olivat yleensä vääriä hälytyksiä ja ne lähtivät huhuista. Kirkkojen ovet aukesivat siihen aikaan sisäänpäin ja v. 1882 määräys tuli, että ovien täytyy avautua ulospäin. Kerrotaan myös, että kirkon torni oli aluksi suunniteltu nykyisen alttarin puolelle. Kirkon edessä oleva Snellmanin puiston paikalla on ollut myös tori, missä myytiin ruokatarvikkeita.
Sam Theman (2 years ago)
Nice'n silence
Jakub Vávra (3 years ago)
Nice view on the harbour.
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