Siikajoki Church

Raahe, Finland

Siikajoki parish was established in 1590, but the Russian army burnt the first chapel already in 1591. The current church, completed in 1701, is third in Siikajoki. The wooden church was renovated in 1765 and Mikael Toppelius painted beautiful mural paintings and altarpiece in 1771-1772. The present appearance originate mainly from the restoration made in 1852.

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Founded: 1701
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Finland)

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Pentti Salonsaari (Hirppu) (3 years ago)
A beautiful wooden church along the Siikajoki river. Worth a visit. There was a famous battle in this area in the 19th century and inside the wall of one of the buildings there is still a Russian cannon projectile
Annika Mäkelä (3 years ago)
A beautiful, history-filled place to keep quiet. Beloved resting in the churchyard. In the churchyard of Siikajoki Church, in the beautiful forest, there is peace to remember the fallen asleep.
Heikki Karisto (3 years ago)
Kaikki paikat lukossa. Ulkona historiallisia muistomerkkeja
Jouni Jylhä (3 years ago)
Fine building!
Janne Kruki (4 years ago)
Good toilet facilities in the cemetery.
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