The Church of St. Olaf

Sysmä, Finland

The Church of St. Olaf in Sysmä was built during the first two decades of 16th century. First records of the church in Sysmä date back to the year 1398. There may have been two churches before the present one.

The north and south walls were dismantled in 1832-1835 when the church was converted into cruciform plan according to design by C.L. Engel. The belfry was built in 1845.

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Founded: 1510-1520
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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