Juselius Mausoleum

Pori, Finland

The Juselius Mausoleum is located in Käppärä cemetery. F.A. Juselius, a mining counsellor had the mausoleum built to commemorate the death of his 11-year-old daughter. It was completed in 1903. The 30 meters high mausoleum is designed by Josef Stenbäck and it represents the Gothic Revival style.

The original frescos, painted by the artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela, were later destroyed. The wall paintings seen today are the work of artist Jorma Gallen-Kallela, who painted them in his father's style.

Reference: The City of Pori

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Maantiekatu, Pori, Finland
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Founded: 1901-1903
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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www2.pori.fi

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Heikki Virtanen (2 years ago)
Rauhallinen, vaikuttava ja avaava muistomerkki.
Tarja Sola (2 years ago)
Taidetta.. kakkien paras. Rikkautta on ollut ennen ja varmasti köyhyyttä.
Tom Hattula (2 years ago)
Have been several times to Pori, but never to this unique Mausoleum, it is worth a visit
Hannu Rajainmaki (3 years ago)
They have really nice frescoes here.
Kaj Nylund (3 years ago)
Ok
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