Porvoo Cathedral

Porvoo, Finland

The Porvoo Cathedral was originally made of wood. The first stone walls were built between 1410 and 1420 and in 1450 the church was expanded four meters towards east and six meters towards south.

The cathedral has been destroyed by fire numerous times; in 1508 by Danish and in 1571, 1590, and 1708 by Russian forces. On May 29, 2006, the outer roof collapsed after arson, however with the inner ceiling undamaged and the cathedral interiors intact. The Cathedral was reopened on 2 July 2008.

Porvoo Cathedral is situated in the middle of Porvoo well-preserved and beautiful old town, which is popular tourist attraction particurarly in summer season.

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Founded: 1410-1420
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Oksana Boichuk (2 months ago)
Beautiful old church! It’s possible to see inside, but all services are canceled due to the corona.
jian gu (4 months ago)
Occupies the highest ground in Porvoo both spiritual wise and altitude wise. Of course, it is a tourist attraction.
Shalva Avanashvili (5 months ago)
Nice environment, plus 3hours free parking
Adrian Donoghue (7 months ago)
Lovely day out at the historic city of Porvoo in Finland
Ralph Capper (8 months ago)
This is much more impressive than you imagine it will be, that roof! Was open when we visited 12th June 2020, but parts roped off inside. Impressive large organ on display.
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