St. John's Church

Hamina, Finland

The St. John's Church in the Hamina city centre was built in 1841-1843. It was designed by famous architect Carl Ludvig Engel and represents the Neoclassicism style with strong influence of Greece temples.

Before the present church there was a church of Ulrika Eleanora (built in 1732, destroyed by fire in 1742) and the commandant’s house. The residence of the fortress commander was the place where the Russian negotiators lived and signed the Treaty of Hamina (after the Finnish War in 1809).

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Founded: 1841-1843
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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