The church was designed and completed by Matti Härmä in 1686. It is dedicated to the Swedish Queen Eleonora. The construction is based on the medieval tradition of church building in Pohjanmaa area (Mustasaari and Pedersöre churches). Tornio church is one of oldest and most well-preserved wooden churches in the Northern Finland and Scandinavia.

In the 18th century French scientist Maupertuis did measurements in Finnish Lapland to determine the shape of the Earth. The starting point was the bell tower of the church.

The church is open summertime, other times by request.

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Founded: 1686
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Finland)

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www.haparandatornio.com

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Marika Kieksi (12 months ago)
Muuten hieno. Liian synkkä ja tunnelma ahdistunut.
Sari Teppola (12 months ago)
Ok
Markku Pikkupirtti (16 months ago)
Kaunis puukirkko.
mirja tiainen (17 months ago)
Mykistävän kaunis puukirkko.kesällä 12-18 auki,ei la
Safi Rgdg (3 years ago)
Great
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