Parikkala Church

Parikkala, Finland

The construction of Parikkala church started in 1813. It was designed by the government architect C. Bassi and built by the local master Matti Salonen. The church has been in use since 1817, but it wasn’t finally completed until 1840. The interior dates mainly from the 1830s.


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Founded: 1813-1840
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)


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Aki Koppo (2 years ago)
The seats in the loft are great...the sermon was harsh...the service was bad...
Henri Oesch (3 years ago)
The church is handsome in a beautiful location. Flowering bushes and old trees create a unique atmosphere. Old gravestones tell about past generations. It's worth a visit.
Klaus Nieradzik / Niklas van Thorn (5 years ago)
A graceful, well-preserved wooden building in a picturesque hillside with quite large interior, opened in 1840. The architect of this neoclassical building was Carlo Francesco Bassi. In romantic forest solitude, not far from the Russian Lake Ladoga, a place of rejuvenation in the silence of the wonderful, inspiring landscape of Karelia.
Virpi Laine (5 years ago)
Beautiful and impressive, with a decent old-time church and atmosphere. Big church in a small village (?). ?
Jasmina Stokalo (5 years ago)
Very near train station.
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