Anttola Church

Mikkeli, Finland

Originally the wooden church of Anttola was built in Juva in 1729. After the new stone church was completed in 1863, the parish of Juva donated their old church to Anttola. It was disassembled and brought to Anttola along lakes between 1869-1870.

The church was situated to the donated site and inaugurated again in 1871. The pulpit and crucifix, made in 1660s, were transferred together with church. The present outfit is mainly from the end of 19th century. The next big renovation was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1926.


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Founded: 1729
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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Ari Haavisto (2 years ago)
An old wooden church, the wedding church of good friends.
Mike Fish (2 years ago)
The beautiful and old wooden church of the small Saimaapitäjä.
Anita Salonen (3 years ago)
A beautiful church. It's a shame that you had to wear a mask at the wedding ceremony.
päivi manninen (5 years ago)
Beautiful wooden cross church??. The church was originally erected in Juva in 1729, but later it was demolished and moved to Anttola and erected there in 1870. The church also has the pulpit of the church that was destroyed in the storm of Juva in 1666. The altarpiece of the same church is kept in the sacristy. The church is a building that has really experienced many stages and I recommend ☀️? visiting and getting to know this church and its beautiful surroundings
Kauko Rantala (5 years ago)
The old church that was moved from Juva by horse over the Saimaa ice
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