Espoo Cathedral

Espoo, Finland

The Espoo Cathedral is a medieval stone church built in the last half of 15th century. The church is thus the oldest preserved building in the city. The church was originally designed in by an unknown "Espoo master" and built between 1485 and 1490 under his supervision.

The only remaining parts of the medieval church are the eastern and western parts of the nave. The weapons room was removed between 1804 and 1806 and certain other parts of the church, including the original sacristy, were taken apart between 1821 and 1823 when the building was converted into a more spacious cruciform church.

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Kirkkomäki 1, Espoo, Finland
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Founded: 1480-1490
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Jussi Åkerberg (4 years ago)
Beautiful medieval Stone Church
Markus Heinonen (4 years ago)
Oldest church In finland apparently. Made before columbus went to america
Cristina Barcos (4 years ago)
Simple beautiful.
Kent Söderström (4 years ago)
Beautiful, old stone church. Often open for visits. Old crucifix found underneath the floor, now partly restored and placed over the altar. Old medival murals are also partly rescued and visible. The surroundings are also stunning. Well worth a visit.
Denis Shestakov (4 years ago)
Nice park area around
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