St. Lawrence's Church

Lohja, Finland

Lohja church is the third biggest medieval church in Finland. It dates back to the 15th century, probably between years 1470 and 1490. Impressive chalk paintings inside the church are made in the regime of bishop Arvid Kurki (1510-1522).

The Lohja parish was established in 1230s or 1240s and there have been several wooden churches before the present one. Also origins of the bell tower date back to the Middle Ages. The upper part was added in 1740.

The church site is named as the national built heritage by National Board of Antiques.

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Kirkkokatu 1, Lohja, Finland
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Founded: 1470-1490
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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User Reviews

GoZa MiTe (2 years ago)
It's a huge medieval stone church in the middle of Lohja city. Some original wallpaintings inside the church. This one is worth to visit.
Matt C (2 years ago)
Very pretty church with some very interesting murals
Munazza Jannisar (3 years ago)
Aesthetically beautiful place …
Emil Granath (4 years ago)
Great ceiling paintings
Silex Mare (4 years ago)
Lovely mideval church.
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