Kiihtelysvaara Church

Joensuu, Finland

UPDATE: The church was completely destroyed by fire at 23.9.2018.

The wooden church of Kiihtelysvaara is the oldest church in North Carelia province. It was built in 1769-1770 to replace the previous decayed one made in 1680s. The building master was Henrik Häger. Interior of the church was mainly renovated in 1966-67. The bell tower, built in 1856, is the third on site. Two earlier ones were destroyed by fire.

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Founded: 1769-1770
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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