Tohmajärvi Church

Tohmajärvi, Finland

The wooden church of Tohmajärvi the oldest church in North Carelia. The church was built in 1756 and the bell tower couple of years later. The altarpiece is painted by Mikael Toppelius. The location on the small peninsula is one of the most beautiful church sites in Finland.

Other monuments in church grounds are a memorial to those who fell and were left behind in Carelia, (now Russian Republic of Karelia) and Bishop Eino Sormunen's gravestone and a memorial to the people of Tohmajärvi who died of hunger during 1865-68.


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Founded: 1756
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)


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Pertti Velling (7 months ago)
Great location.
Jyrki Lampinen (8 months ago)
A wonderful landscape. Splendid view.
JJ Könönen (14 months ago)
Wonderful winter beauty, sunny weather, good view of the lake, candles in the graves.
päivi manninen (4 years ago)
A truly beautiful church on Kirkkoniemi hill with a magnificent landscape and views of Lake Tohmajärvi. ⛴️?☀️?The church was built in 1971 but inaugurated only in 1876. There are 700 seats in the Tohmajärvi Church. I highly recommend looking for all the really good ??☀️?
chao an (5 years ago)
Lovely church, with amazing lake view and graceful graveyard
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