The Kalanti stone church, today part of Uusikaupunki city, was built between years 1430 and 1450. The interior is covered with famous wall paintings signed by Petrus Henriksson in 1470s. The oldest altarpiece in Finland was originally in the church of Kalanti. It was made by German master Francke in the beginning of 15th century and stood in Kalanti church until 1883. According the local legend, collected in the 19th century, the altarpiece was found floating in the sea outside Kalanti. The altarpiece is now located at the National Museum of Finland.

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Founded: 1430-1450
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Jussi Kiiskilä (14 months ago)
A fine church
Marjatta Kilpi (2 years ago)
Beautiful
Marjatta Kilpi (2 years ago)
Beautiful
Matti Tapanainen (3 years ago)
Good acoustics, perfect for music events
Jussi Kirjonen (3 years ago)
Beautiful quite modern church.
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