Sastamala Church

Sastamala, Finland

The church of Sastamala in Karkku (dedicated to St. Mary) was built in the end of 15th century. In the Middle Ages Karkku was the spiritual and administrative center for the northern Satakunta area. Unfortunately church was nearly abandoned for decades in the 19th and 20th centuries. During this time for example the floor was destroyed. The church was renovated in 1960-1977 and today it's used mainly for summer ceremonies.

There is a fine collection of historical artefacts in Sastamala church. Oldest items are probably a stone font from the 13th century and the part of gravestone with engraving "1304".

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Founded: 1497-1505
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Jani Katajisto (3 months ago)
Old stone church in a beautiful location by the lake. We were lucky and got access inside even though the church was officially closed on the day of our visit
Mark Emerson Dela Cruz (13 months ago)
Beautiful and serene spiritual place in Sastamala. Was not able to see inside of the church because it was closed when we visited. There is a lake at the back of the church. There are also graveyards inside the perimeter of the church.
Patrick Ford (Seventen_photos) (2 years ago)
A beautiful location to do some photography, there is a way to the water for a view to the North but I have often used this dark ish sky to use the telescope of the night sky.
Royson Dsozua (3 years ago)
Beautiful place during autumn
Petri Nalli (4 years ago)
Magnificent late middle age stone church.
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