Sääksmäki Stone Church

Valkeakoski, Finland

The Sääksämäki stone church was built at the turn of 15th and 16th centuries. It burnt down in 1929, and was consecrated in 1933. The major restoration was made between 1998-1999. The stained glass windows and wall paintings in the ceiling were done by the well-known local artist Kalle Carlstedt. The relief was also made by the another local artist Aukusti Veuro.

There are two old sculptures of Catholic saints in the church: St. Olaf (from the 14th century) and St. James (15th century).

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Founded: 1495-1500
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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www.valkeakoski.fi

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Marko M (3 years ago)
Jälleen yksi hieno keskiaikainen kivikirkko.
Marko Kainulainen (3 years ago)
Todella kaunis kirkko.
Anette Rantanen (3 years ago)
Kaunein kirkko Suomessa.
Colin Sydes (3 years ago)
A beautiful in Lohja, Finland
DyerW55 (3 years ago)
Hautausmaalla poikkeaminen. Huoltorakennuksessa yllätti, että wc:t auki.
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