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)

More Information

www.valkeakoski.fi

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User Reviews

Leila Myllyoja (6 months ago)
Nice old church building. Personal coloring in the interior. Suitable for holding church events.
Ilpo Kuronen (7 months ago)
We went to see Sääksmäki's cultural sites. The stone church and bell tower are a handsome cultural entity and attraction. Magnificent vaults with paintings beautify the church. Lots of details to admire. Next to the church, an old and impressive churchyard with many monuments. The cemetery worker was happy to tell and answer questions. He also guided to interesting places. Thanks for that. The church is in a prominent place and you can't miss it if you're walking around Säaksmäki.
tomi viljakainen (8 months ago)
A great historical place with beautiful natural scenery. It's worth taking a look
Tom Toivonen (10 months ago)
Beautiful, atmospheric and in a wonderful location
jonne korhonen (11 months ago)
Nice old gray stone church! In a great environment, you can find historic mansions nearby and the castle mountain all within a short walking distance
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