Uskela Church

Salo, Finland

The Uskela parish is one of the oldest parishes in Finland. Documents mention it for the first time in 1329. The church hill of Uskela is an old location for the church, with a church at this location since 1440. The small medieval stone chapel, dedicated to St. Anna, was dismantled in 1830.

The present church was completed in 1832. IIt was designed by famous architect C. L. Engel. The The belfry was erected in 1860. Inside the church the altarpiece was painted in 1849 by R. W. Ekman. The church has been renovated four times.


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Sairaalantie 5, Salo, Finland
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Founded: 1832
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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V V (2 years ago)
very quiet and peaceful place ??
Ville (2 years ago)
Markku & Heli Jäntti (3 years ago)
“Uskela Church is the church of the Salo parish in Uskela, Salo. The church is located on a high hill in the place where, until 1830, there was a medieval chapel church in Salo, which was then demolished as the building materials of a new church. The stone-built church, completed in 1832, was designed by the most famous Finnish architect of his time, Carl Ludvig Engel. The type of church is a single-nave long church with an armory and sacristy connected. The tower at the west end was built in 1860. ” Stunning church building on top of a hill. Lots to see and a great destination for those interested in history.
Karo Kujanpaa (3 years ago)
Really pretty!
Daniele Gianetti (4 years ago)
Iconic ancient church in Salo, a very dear place
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