Västanfjärd Churches

Kemiönsaari, Finland

The Old Church of Västanfjärd was built in 1759-1760. The wooden octagon shaped church was designed by Isak Olin and it’s dedicated to St. Jacob. The belfry was erected in 1763. Interior is mostly from the 19th century.

The newer stone church is located near the old church site. It was built 1910-1912 and represents the Romantic Nationalism style. It was designed by Helge Rancken. The altarpiece (painted by A. F. Ahlstedt) dates back to the year 1864.

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Founded: 1759 & 1910
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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