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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Mirkku Lassila (15 months ago)
Beautiful church with stunning interior decorations.
Sammy Noobster (16 months ago)
A fine relic from ancient times
Joonas Svensberg (Joonasking) (2 years ago)
This is usually done for three different reasons: a wedding, a funeral, or a penitentiary (there are other reasons as well). The church is quite large even though it is a 500 year old stone church.
Zsuzsanna Ortutay (3 years ago)
Interesting to see something that old in Finland! Nicely reconstructed church in use even today.
Marko M (4 years ago)
Jälleen yksi hieno keskiaikainen kivikirkko.
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