Haukipudas Church

Haukipudas, Finland

The first church in Haukipudas was probably built in the Middle Ages and it was located to the Kello village. The church or chapel was mentioned in the letter dated back to the year 1488 (found from the Vatican archives of Pope Innocent VIII).

The present wooden cruciform church was completed in 1764. It is designed by Matti Honka and built by Jaakko Suonperä. Originally Haukipudas church was named as Ulrika’s Church. Interior of the church is very richly decorated by paintings of Mikael Toppelius (1774-1779).

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Founded: 1762-1764
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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Pirkko Jääskelä (8 months ago)
Too cruel images, especially for children's eyes.
atte (12 months ago)
Great paintings inside the church.
Heli Manninen (14 months ago)
Beautiful, old wooden church. Great murals, a place worth visiting.
Heli Manninen (14 months ago)
Beautiful, old wooden church. Great murals, a place worth visiting.
Tino A (2 years ago)
Very beautiful Lutheran church placed near to the river. There is a big car parking. Nice to walk around and observe the landscape.
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