Finland was a part of Sweden until 1809, and the national parish of the Finnish Church was established in Stockholm in 1533, at the time accommodated in the old abbey of the Blackfriars. A building constructed on the present site 1648-1653, originally intended for ball games, and thus called Lilla bollhuset ('Small Ball House'), but mostly used as a theatre, was taken over by the Finnish parish in 1725 from when the irregularly shaped building stems. In the interior, the organ loft still resembles the gallery of the old Boll House. As the church never had an accompanying graveyard, the Church of Catherine on Södermalmwas of great importance to the Finnish parish until the 19th century.

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Founded: 1648-1653
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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www.stockholmgamlastan.se

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Terttu Tillanen (2 years ago)
En riktig gammal och enkel ,men vacker kyrka vid slottet.Många av finländare i Stockholm tillhör till den här kyrkan
L (2 years ago)
I didn’t actually go into the church but Hidden behind the church on the churchyard is this little iron boy who’s looking at the moon, believed to offer good luck. It’s quite astonishing to look at and considering it is about 15cm it can be hard to miss. Though it’s likely there is a small gathering around it. I loved this little guy.
Martin Jacobsson (3 years ago)
Beautiful place
Piyush B (4 years ago)
Good
Tanya Sorajja (4 years ago)
House the cutest statue in the back yard. The Iron Boy is the smallest public statue in Stockholm.
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