Loppi Old Church

Loppi, Finland

The Old Church of Loppi, also known as Santa Pirjo (St. Birgit), was built in 1660s. The history of simple and bare wooden church is quite unknown because documents of building were destroyed by fire. According some investigations the church could be completed already in the tide of 15th and 16th centuries, but the age of wall logs is dated to the year 1666.

Only couple of tombs remain of the old cemetery near the church. Nowadays Loppi Old Church is popular wedding and concert church.

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Ilkonkuja, Loppi, Finland
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Founded: 1660
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Finland)

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www.loppi.fi

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Keijo Toivonen (7 months ago)
Great historical site!
Mauri Paananen (7 months ago)
Nice guide
Tankkis Gamer (7 months ago)
Nice little wooden church
Anne Lehtonen (2 years ago)
A beautiful relic in its history. Up up the stairs and down the hill. Open only on summer Sundays. Both the church and the museum below it should also be open to tourists on summer Saturdays. From here we headed to Marsk's cabin.
Jussi Mononen (2 years ago)
One of the oldest wooden churches in Finland. Three (3!) churches have burn in Loppi, but not this one! Also, my father's grandmother and mother lived right under the hill.
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