Nötö Village & Chapel

Länsi-Turunmaa, Finland

Because of its central location, the island has been important to the communications and commerce in the region. The settlement of Nötö has been dated to the early 11th century, and the assumption is that vikings stopped by during their travels and possibly even settled on the island.

A culturally and historically valuable village consisting of old farms ('hemman') still exists on the island. In the centre of the village there is a windmill, and a few minutes away from the village harbour there is a chapel, inaugurated in 1757. During the summer season, there is a cafeteria in the old primary school building, where e.g. various art exhibitions are held.

Reference: Official webpage

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Founded: 1757 (the chapel)
Category: Historic city squares, old towns and villages in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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