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).


Your name


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


3.9/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Steve Head (The Steven Head Agency) (2 years 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 (3 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 (5 years ago)
Bright church roadside toilet also. Good service.
Eija Vahtera (5 years ago)
Outside, we couldn't get inside, even if the opening in the door should have been open.
sara (5 years ago)
nothing more but i go in there because of school
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Duino Castle

Duino Castle was built by the Wallsee family in 1389 on the cliffs overlooking the Gulf of Trieste. It replaced an older castle from the 11th century. Over time, the Wallsee family disappeared and the castle, after having been used as a prison, became the residence of the Luogar and Hofer.

At the end of the 19th century it became the property of Prince Alexander von Thurn und Taxis from the Czech branch of the House of Thurn and Taxis. It remains with the family to this day with his great-grandson Prince Carlo Alessandro della Torre e Tasso, Duke of Castel Duino the current owner. The castle has been opened to the public as a museum and park.