Messukylä Old Church

Tampere, Finland

The older church in Messukylä, dedicated to St. Michael, is the oldest building in Tampere. First wooden church in Messukylä was built in the 15th century, probably 1434. The present stone church was built to replace the previous one probably between 1510-1530. The oldest still existing part is the sacristy built in the end of 15th century.

During the Civil War (1918), Messukylä was the scene of heavy battles around both the medieval and new churches.

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Founded: 1510-1530
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Terhi Martikainen (2 years ago)
Upon entering, a wonderful and devout atmosphere descended. A beautiful church in its simplicity that smelled of tar and calmed the soul.
Elias (4 years ago)
It's a nice, old church. The doors were locked but it looked pleasant from outside
Ivan S (4 years ago)
Very beautiful and historic
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