Mäntyharju Church

Mäntyharju, Finland

The church of Mäntyharju was completed in 1822. With 1700 seats it is the second largest wooden church in Finland. The church was designed by the government architect Charles Bassi. The bell tower was erected in 1891.


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Founded: 1822
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)


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Eero Karvinen (16 months ago)
An old wooden church in good condition. The second largest in Finland.
Väiski T Pekko (17 months ago)
A huge wooden church. Recently renovated..
Pauliina Haapaniemi (2 years ago)
Beautiful, interior painted within a year. The second largest wooden church in Finland
Kari Ojala (2 years ago)
A beautiful old wooden church, one of the largest in Finland. Bright. It is related to the history of one's own family. - We couldn't find a wheelchair ramp etc. and it was a bit of a challenge for a rollator user to climb the high stone steps to the church
Kari Hiltunen (2 years ago)
The church is not open during the day annoying
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