Kaleva Church in Tampere is very exceptional church building in Finland. The modern church was designed by Reima and Raili Pietilä and it was completed in 1966.

Vertical windows reaching from floor to ceiling give lot of light inside highlight the cathedral-style height of the building. Kaleva Church is characterized by space, light and and long shapes inside. There are also lot of wooden surfaces inside the church. The layout shape resembles a fish, an ancient symbol of Christianity.


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Liisanpuisto, Tampere, Finland
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Founded: 1964-1966
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)


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rasha (2 months ago)
In this beautiful place there are things that must not be entered in it. It is a place where God is worshiped, and the entry of gay people distorts the place. This is my opinion.
Francis Mogg (4 months ago)
Spectacular brutalist building from outside. The lighting, construction and finish inside is much more subtle than expected. That was combined with a warm welcome from an imformative guide. Accoustics impressive amd large locally manufactured organ with pipes beatifully displayed.
Ooflaf (16 months ago)
Bit plain but i like it
mohmad mohmad (2 years ago)
Prayer church and they have very nice staff ihan paika?
Joni Niva (2 years ago)
Beautiful location.
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