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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Details

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

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4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

mohmad mohmad (11 months ago)
Prayer church and they have very nice staff ihan paika?
Joni Niva (19 months ago)
Beautiful location.
Le Miksuhh (20 months ago)
Great park surrounding the church, the church itself.... whoah. Great architecture, one of the biggest landmarks of Tampere.
Tailee Lillie See (20 months ago)
Beautiful modern structure
Niko Jääskeläinen (2 years ago)
God did not show up. Other than that the place was nice.
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