The Masku Church, built probably in 1490-1510, and surroundings represents one of the oldest parishes in Western Finland. The Masku parish was mentioned first time in 1234. The Mural paintings and pulpit date from the 17th century. There are also several medieval artefacts like crucifix and Silesian altarpiece located inside the church. Near the church is also "Humikkalan kalmisto", an Iron Age burial ground.

Finnish National Board of Antiquities has described the church area as national built heritage.

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Maskuntie 68, Masku, Finland
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Founded: 1490-1510
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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www.muuka.com

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S,O Kasanen (3 years ago)
Tosi hyvä paikka(ehkä)
Riku TheOne (3 years ago)
Marko M (3 years ago)
Upea keskiaikainen kirkko - etenkin sisältä. Onkin harmi, että ei kuulu tiekirkkoihin, itse pääsin ihan sattumalta tutustumaan, kun paikalla oli henkilökuntaa töissä.
Le Cruso (3 years ago)
Tunnelmallinen hautausmaa
aniitta valimaki (5 years ago)
Kaunis
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