Hämeenlinna Church

Hämeenlinna, Finland

Hämeenlinna Church was built in 1798 as a rotunda modelled on the Pantheon in Rome. It is designed by Frenchman L. J. Desprez, the court architect of Sweden. The altar stood in the middle of the amphitheatre-shaped church, and the pulpit was above the sacristy door. Hämeenlinna church is one of the best samples of so-called Gustavian classism style in Finland.


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Founded: 1792–1798
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)


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Lauri Lehto (5 months ago)
A long time as an employee of the Church of Finland and now it feels like the last "Lord's room" is right next door, ironically only a couple of hundred meters from my own room, in the middle of the city... It is an inviting, stable and peaceful church, but as if something is missing...? I personally miss that kind of charm and feel-good call, sometimes I feel like I'm in the big chapel of a hospital or nursing home... That something, both outwardly and spiritually, is lacking...that is, for me, hardly for anyone else. Fortunately, you can experience peace as long as you banish the so-called Gone is the external gilt, which comes easily when you live for almost a week, then you sit for approx. 1.5 hours in the Lord's Room and return to normal everyday life, in the stony and desolating village..... A big thank you to these visiting groups, and thank you, that my own srk welcomes them openly for our joy, and we get to hear the Message of the Holy Book in many different ways!!! Just a day, and one moment at a time...
Andy tran huynh (8 months ago)
Beautiful church in city center, this place is one of iconic at Hameenlinna
Vipul Kumar (11 months ago)
The church is situated right next to the city center, simple and peaceful inside and easily accessible location in the city. There's a small park beside the church.
Risto Nurkkala (2 years ago)
Kiva kirkko :) ok urut:) vähän parkkipaikkoja parhaat parkit on bussiasemalla aika lähellä
Irja Leino (2 years ago)
I was working in Hämeenlinna. On Easter Sunday, the evening walk had a handsome sight of this church against the blue evening sky. It fit into today’s hopeful mood during this quiet time.
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