Construction of the first church in Lemi was started in 1668, but it was destroyed by arson already in 1670. The next one was completed in 1688 and used for one hundred years. The present one was built in 1786 by the local church builder Juhana Salonen. The wooden crusiform-shaped church is one of the most valuable wooden churches in the Europe.


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Iitiäntie 1, Lemi, Finland
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Founded: 1786
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)


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saila taipale (4 months ago)
Kristian M (13 months ago)
Exceptionally interesting, sympathetic church. The brochure on offer told a lot of interesting information to the visitor. It was worth stopping to shut up.
Marko Valvee (14 months ago)
An estimate only for the outer shell, as there is never time to explore anything in peace during the summer holidays. The churchyard around the building was very clean and well-groomed, and even on a Tuesday in July, a lawn mower drove between the tombstones. The church itself may have seemed a hint of decay, in need of adornment. Otherwise a nice looking wooden church.
Jarmo Räsänen (14 months ago)
This is worth a look
Jukka Ritari (15 months ago)
An exceptionally beautiful wooden church. The tiled roof is being renovated, so the church is surrounded by a fine tar scent. ??
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