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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Ismo Lunkka (3 years ago)
Hieno puukirkko.
Päivi Nikkinen (3 years ago)
Kaunis kirkko
Teemu Toppinen (3 years ago)
Siinäpähä tuo
Irja Hamina (4 years ago)
Rippikirkko, valoisa, elämän myönteinen alttaritaulu, toiseksi suurin kirkko Suomessa.
Markku Sohlman (5 years ago)
Mäntyharjun Pyhäveden rantamaisemassa sijaitseva puukirkko, joka ympäristöineen on näkemisen arvoinen kohde. Kirkon parkkipaikalta lähtevä Immon polku johtaa luontokirkkoon, joka varsinkin kesäisin on hyvä pysähdyspaikka matkaajalle.
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