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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Steve Head (The Steven Head Agency) (15 months ago)
We stopped at The Church of St. John while in Hamina! You feel like you’ve stepped back in time to another era! The people were very sweet and friendly and offers refreshments to visitors. I would recommend this stop!
Casper Wallen (2 years ago)
Great church and a very knowledgeable and nice guide. This time not for the fair, but apparently the activity has largely been transferred to another church.
Pirjo Nykänen (4 years ago)
Bright church roadside toilet also. Good service.
Eija Vahtera (4 years ago)
Outside, we couldn't get inside, even if the opening in the door should have been open.
sara (4 years ago)
nothing more but i go in there because of school
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