Manamansalo Memorial Church

Vaala, Finland

The first church in Kainuu province was built to Manamansalo in 1559. This church was burned by the Karelians and Russians in 1578. The church bell was stolen and carried as a war booty to the Russian monastery in Solovetski, the White Sea.

The memorial church, designed by Tuomas Väyrynen and Eero Huotari, was built in 1959 to the site where the original church have probably been. The memorial is an outdoor church with bell tower, altar and fixed benches.

Close to the church is also an old Christian cemetery, which was used in the late 1500’s.

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Rusilantie 2-28, Vaala, Finland
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Founded: 1959
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)

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