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.

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

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Tuula Pessala (4 years ago)
Kaunis pieni idyllinen
niko kulmala (4 years ago)
Kirkko on se paikka missä saadaa nime ja saadaan myös kivi
Anna Köseoglu (4 years ago)
Kirkko on kirkko .. sopi hyvin hääjuhlaan
Marko M (4 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 (10 years ago)
An 500 years old beautiful stone church
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