Mynämäki Church

Mynämäki, Finland

The Church of St. Lawrence in Mynämäki is the second biggest medieval church in Finland. The sacristy, oldest part of the church, is dated back to the 13th century. The church itself was quite probably erected in the beginning of 15th century to replace the previous wooden church. It was expanded in 1600s and again in 1770s.

There are couple of old artefacts inside the church, for example wooden epitah from year 1624 and memorial of Fleming noble family also from the 1630s. Finnish National Board of Antiquities has named the church site as national built heritage.

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Founded: 1425-1440
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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