Vaasa Church was planned by the architect C. A. Setterberg and consecrated in 1869. The church, built in an English neo-gothic style, has a capacity of almost 900 people. The last restoration took place in the year 2000.

The church has three altarpieces: The Institution of the Eucharist by R. W. Ekman (1861), The Adoration of the Angels by Albert Edelfelt (1894), and The Deposition of Christ by Louis Sparre (1897).

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Vaasanpuistikko , Vaasa, Finland
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Founded: 1862-1869
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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Mikaela Niemi (3 years ago)
Mysig och stämingsfull kyrka
Kåge Ahlsved (3 years ago)
Vacker och rymlig kyrka från 1862 med ca. 900 sittplatser. Totalrenovering utförd 2000.
Matti Uusi-Kakkuri (3 years ago)
Promootio tänään
Faisal Imran (4 years ago)
Beautiful building located in the heart of Vaasa center
david ng (5 years ago)
Beautiful church
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