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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Jussi Hopeakoski (2 years ago)
In connection with Korona, every other row of benches was banned. The audibility was a bit poor when talking and singing from the microphone. Otherwise a historically beautiful church.
Rauni Pyykkönen (2 years ago)
Beautiful, smaller old church.
Mirjuska (2 years ago)
Quite a beautiful stone church. Trees but enough in front to not get a decent photo from the northwest or southeast.
Juha Järvinen (2 years ago)
Fine old church in the middle of the city.
Kia Muukkonen (3 years ago)
Simple yet beautiful
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