The Church of St. James

Renko, Finland

The church of Renko was built in the end of 15th century or at the beginning of 16th century. It was consecrated to St. Jacob as well as the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Spain. This is why Renko church was a popular pilgrimage destination before Reformation.

Church has an octagonal exterior, which is quite unique in Finnish post-medieval architecture (it's the only one existing octagonal church in Finland).

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Rengonraitti 13, Renko, Finland
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Founded: 1495-1505
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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