The Church of St. Catherine

Huittinen, Finland

The site of the present church in Huittinen is an old pagan sacred grove. First stone church was built there around the year 1500. Today only the eastern hall remains as part of the present church (which is extended and modified several times during centuries).

Even in the 18th century church was used as a grave for priests and other important persons. Last burial in Huittinen church was made in 1794.

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Founded: 1500
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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www.huittinen.fi

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Marko V (11 months ago)
Kaunis vanha kivikirkko.
Marko M (16 months ago)
Huittisten Pyhän Katariinan kirkko kuuluu niihin keskiaikaisiin kivikirkkoihin, joita on myöhempinä vuosisatoina laajennettu ristikirkoksi väkimäärän kasvaessa. Alunperin kirkko on ilmeisesti rakennettu 1300-luvulla ja sitä on korotettu 1400-luvun lopussa nykyiseen korkeuteensa. Ristikirkoksi kirkko on laajennettu 1700-luvulla, jolloin myös kellotapuli on rakennettu. Sisäpuolella erottaa selvästi keskiaikaisen ja myöhemmin rakennetun osuuden (keskiaikaisessa osassa on muhkuraisemmat seinät).
Vanessa Hernandez (19 months ago)
Juhana Saloma (2 years ago)
Hyvä
Juha Parviainen (5 years ago)
Kaunis kirkko...eikä vaan ulkonäöllisesti, vaan myös hääkirkkomme!
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