The Church of Pedersöre

Pietarsaari, Finland

The Pedersöre (Pietarsaari) church is one of the oldest in Ostrobothnia. There have been wooden churches from the 13th century and the present stone church was built 1510-1520.

The church was modified to cross shape in 1787-1795 by famous church builder Jakob Rijf. Pedersöre Church was damaged badly by fire in 1986. It was supposed to be an arson, but any suspects were never found.

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Founded: 1510-1520
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Sang T (2 years ago)
A landmark of Pedersore Christianity, worth to visit with beautiful, ancient architecture and cemetery
Maria EL (2 years ago)
A beautiful, quite big church just 1 km from downtown Pietarsaari. Open mainly during Sunday service hours, Well worth a visit!
TETRIX Portable Marketing (3 years ago)
A historical landmark of the Jakobstad region. A photo stop worth making. The Pedersöre church and surroundings are a must see while visiting.
Rainer Nylund (3 years ago)
Stunning church.
Markku Virtanen (3 years ago)
Really beautiful church
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