Närpiö Church

Närpiö, Finland

The church of Närpes was originally built around 1550-1555, but it has been expanded several times during the 17th and 18th centuries. The church itself, surrounding magazines and stables creates an unique historical milieu in Finland.

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Founded: 1550-1555
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Reformation (Finland)

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www.visitnarpes.fi

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Claseric Gull (7 months ago)
Lugnt o fint, mycket ljus på kyrkogården nu på alla helgons dag,
P R (10 months ago)
Old church stables worth seeing, the oldest of which are from the 18th century. As you drive down the road, the church halls are a magnificent sight.
Alexander Ginlund (11 months ago)
Renovations in several stages. Still harmony between the church tower & the belfry! Spready in a good way.
Mari Kumpulainen (11 months ago)
Quite a special place with unique horse stables around the church. Didn’t get inside the church due to opening times, but the stables and beautiful cemetary were worth visiting
Tuija Peltonen (11 months ago)
Närpiö Church and the old church stables are worth seeing. The area is also surrounded by a stunning field landscape, which of course is quite common on this side of Finland. The cemetery and the whole area are excellently well maintained. We couldn’t get to church on this trip inside, but the place was impressive from the outside as well.
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