Alahärmä Church

Kauhava, Finland

The grey stone church of Alahärmä is designed by Josef Stenbäck and built in the Neo-Gothic and national romanticism style. The church was built in 1901-1903 to replace the earlier one destroyed by fire in 1898.

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Details

Founded: 1901-1903
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

Rating

4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Tino Álvarez (9 months ago)
Preciosa iglesia luterana. Nombrada como la Iglesia de piedra más bonita de Finlandia. Hay un parking exterior. Está en el centro del pueblo. Preciosos cementerios. Justo en frente hay un museo del pueblo.
Tomi Tyni (14 months ago)
Poissa käytöstä peruskorjauksen takia 14.5.-30.9.2018.
Jari Sundman (17 months ago)
Alahärmän kirkko on keskikokoista isompi 1000 istumapaikkainen harmaakivikirkko. Rakennettu 1903 . Edellinen kirkko , puusta tehty paloi katon tervauksessa 1898 ja uusi rakennettiin harmaasta gneissistä joka louhittiin paikkakunnalta. Tyyliltään on se lähinnä sekoitus uusgoottisuutta sekä kansallisromantiikkaa. Alajärven kirkko äänestettiin Radio Dein äänestyksessä Suomen kauneimmaksi kirkoksi vuonna 2015, eikä varmaankaan aivan aiheetta.
Julius Uswametsa (17 months ago)
Hieno ainaski ulkoapäin ku en kerinny sisällä käydä.
Kaarina Kankaanpaa (2 years ago)
Kaunis kirkko ja erityisen hyvä äänentoisto.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Castel del Monte

Castel del Monte, located in the municipality of Andria, rises on a rocky hill dominating the surrounding countryside of the Murgia region. A unique piece of medieval architecture, it was completed in 1240. The castle’s location, its perfect octagonal shape, as well as the mathematical and astronomical precision of its layout all reflect the broad education and cultural vision of its founder, Emperor Frederick II.

As a leader of modern humanism, the Germanic Emperor brought scholars together in his court from throughout the Mediterranean, combining Eastern and Western traditions. The castle’s unique design, an octagonal plan with octagonal towers at each angle, represents a search for perfection. Interior features reflect Eastern influences, such as the innovative hydraulic installation used by Frederick II for bathing in accord to the typical Arabic customs.

The site is of outstanding universal value in its formal perfection and its harmonious blending of cultural elements from northern Europe, the Muslim world and classical antiquity. Castel del Monte is a unique masterpiece of medieval architecture, reflecting the humanist ideas of its founder, Frederick II of Hohenstaufen.