Archangel Michael's church

Turku, Finland

Archangel Michael's Church was designed by famous architect Lars Sonck and finished in 1905. When Sonck won the competition for the church in 1894, he was only a 23-year old architectural student. The neogothic style red-brick church dominates the western skyline of the city of Turku. It’s one of the most popular wedding churches in Turku being able to seat 1,800 people.

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Puistokatu 16, Turku, Finland
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Details

Founded: 1899-1905
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Виктория Киселёва (4 months ago)
Very nice place! Silence, not much people... Read its history before visiting. Sometimes you may listen to organ music.
Ahee Kim (6 months ago)
Very beautiful church in Turku, close to the railway station!
Karl S (10 months ago)
Amazing church. The asymmetrical design details are amazing.
Behnam Zandi (14 months ago)
It was very good here
Behnam Zandi (14 months ago)
It was very good here ???
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