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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Ari Kirjala (2 years ago)
Rauhallinen, näyttävä vanha kirkko.
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Kaunis kirkko kauniissa kaupungissa
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Kaunis kirkko kauniilla paikalla
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Kaunis kirkko näkyvällä paikalla
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