The Church of Vanaja is one of the smallest medieval churches in Finland. It was built probably between 1490-1510. Vanaja is one of the oldest parishes in Häme and it's quite probable there have been couple of wooden churches before the present one.

There are many beautiful details and decorations inside the church, for example an exterior pulpit in stone wall and arm paintings of two noble families.

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Details

Founded: 1490-1510
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

More Information

www.muuka.com

Rating

4.1/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Tuula Pessala (2 years ago)
Kaunis pieni idyllinen
niko kulmala (2 years ago)
Kirkko on se paikka missä saadaa nime ja saadaan myös kivi
Anna Köseoglu (2 years ago)
Kirkko on kirkko .. sopi hyvin hääjuhlaan
Marko M (2 years ago)
Olin varautunut kuvaamaan kirkkoa pelkästään ulkoa, kun kirkko ei kuulu Tiekirkkoihin, joten sisäänpääsystä olisi pitänyt sopia etukäteen. Kirkko kuitenkin sattumalta oli juuri ko. viikolla avoinna, joten sisätilojakin pääsi ihastelemaan. Aikalailla perinteinen keskiaikainen kivikirkko, jossa joitain seinämaalauksia näkyvissä (Vihkiristit), keskiaikainen krusifiksi ja alttarikaappi, joka sinänsä jo on nähtävyys.
Antti Peltonen (8 years ago)
An 500 years old beautiful stone church
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Arch of Constantine

The Arch of Constantine is situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312. Dedicated in 315, it is the largest Roman triumphal arch. The arch spans the Via triumphalis, the way taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph.

Though dedicated to Constantine, much of the decorative material incorporated earlier work from the time of the emperors Trajan (98-117), Hadrian (117-138) and Marcus Aurelius (161-180), and is thus a collage. The last of the existing triumphal arches in Rome, it is also the only one to make extensive use of spolia, reusing several major reliefs from 2nd century imperial monuments, which give a striking and famous stylistic contrast to the sculpture newly created for the arch.

The arch is 21 m high, 25.9 m wide and 7.4 m deep. Above the archways is placed the attic, composed of brickwork reveted (faced) with marble. A staircase within the arch is entered from a door at some height from the ground, on the west side, facing the Palatine Hill. The general design with a main part structured by detached columns and an attic with the main inscription above is modelled after the example of the Arch of Septimius Severus on the Roman Forum.