Tornio Church

Tornio, Finland

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)

More Information

www.haparandatornio.com

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User Reviews

Regina Garcia (2 years ago)
Closed in winter even though they say in their website that they are open.
Dennis Straat (2 years ago)
Beautiful but unfortunately closed from 1. August
Arto Kallio (2 years ago)
Interesting place, very friendly and informant your guide.
Barongo Adam (4 years ago)
It's amazing how the old wooden architectural roof has held its self together against nature
Timo TAULAVUORI (5 years ago)
One og the oldest wooden churches in Finland since 1682.
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