Sophia Magdalena Church in Ruovesi was completed in 1778 and designed by Matti Åkerblom. The adjacent bell tower was made by Antti Piimänen in 1772. The church was originally red, but it was repainted with current yellow color in 1861-1862.



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Kirkkotie 1, Ruovesi, Finland
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Founded: 1778
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)


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Ailamaria Iivonen (5 months ago)
Kauniilla paikalla.
marko leppä (6 months ago)
Upea laitos
eisa s (6 months ago)
Kirkko on vanha ja viihtyisä, kävin siellä lapsena joulukirkossa.Hieno tunnelma.Jouluaaton yömessu ei sytyttänyt tunnelmaan, kaipasin jouluvirsiä.
Jan Salminen (12 months ago)
Ruoveden tyylikäs kirkko ja kirkkotapuli ovat vaikuttava näky. Vuonna 1778 valmistunut kirkko ja 1772 valmistunut kellotapuli ovat hyvässä kunnossa ja hyvin hoidettuja. Kirkon pääportilta löytyy myös Ruoveden kirkon vaivaisukko, joka on myös hyvässä kunnossa ja hoidettu. Perinteisesti kesävieraita kiinnostaa WC -sijainti / WC -tilat, nämä löytyvät ulkopuolelta kirkon takaa.
Teemu Toppinen (2 years ago)
Kiva vanha kirkko. Harmi vaan, että jossain vaiheessa kattomaalaukset peitetty.
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