Kemi Church is an Evangelical Lutheran church. The Gothic Revival building was designed by architect Josef Stenbäck and it was completed in 1902. The brick-made church has 1000 seats.

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Kirkkopuistokatu 9, Kemi, Finland
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Founded: 1902
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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Anneli Vahtola (2 years ago)
Penkit huonot istua. Täynnä, huono näkyvyys ylhäältä
Hanne-Maari Korhonen (2 years ago)
Ihanan tunnelmallinen ja kaunis kirkko
Anne Timperi (2 years ago)
tunnelmaa kauneutta ja loistava akustiikka
Rob Davis (2 years ago)
Beautiful church in the heart of Kemi. Great photo op in this beautiful Finnish city.
david ng (4 years ago)
Beautiful Kemi Church
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