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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Päivi Mäkinen (13 months ago)
A place worth seeing for anyone interested in church buildings.
ArthurLEE 69 (15 months ago)
Beautiful church
Tarja Paasikoski (2 years ago)
Beautiful church, historic stables, well-kept cemetery ❤
simo sundgren (2 years ago)
A special area worth a look
Matti J. Koski (2 years ago)
The rectangular vaulted roof in 1435, the belfry (1757), the nearby cemetery and some 150 church halls (from the 1700s) form a unique entity.
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