Kajaani Church

Kajaani, Finland

Kajaani Church was built in 1897. The decorative wooden church is designed by architect Jac Ahrenberg and it represents the Gothic revival of late 1800’s.

The present church is third in Kajaani. First one was built in 1656 and destroyed by Russian army during the Great Wrath (1716). The second one completed in 1734 and served Kajaani parish for 160 years. The altarpiece of the current church was moved from that church.

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Founded: 1897
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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Viliina Lilja (10 months ago)
A stunningly beautiful wooden church in the center or Kajaani.
Peeti Saarinen (10 months ago)
One of the best churches I have visited in Finland. It was greatly preserved and very beautiful paintings all over the church. Very majestic. If you are in Kajaani, this one of the must-see places.
Thomas K (14 months ago)
This is definitely the most significant landmark of Kajaani. One of the most beautiful wooden buildings I have ever seen, I wish I could have found this masterpiece open for a visit of the inside too! Don’t miss it while in Kajaani! It’s right in the town center, beautifully illuminated at night.
Lasse O (16 months ago)
Beautiful church. Calm, relaxed and in the city centre.
Raakel Hämäläinen (2 years ago)
Täälläkin tuli käytyä, hieno kirkko. Oli musiikkiin perustuva kiertoajelu, Kajaanin kaupungin järjestämä, matkan varrella pysähdyimme täällä. Tosi pläjäys kulttuuria ja musiikin historiaakin. Upea kokemus?
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