Naantali Church

Naantali, Finland

The Naantali Church was originally part of the Catholic Convent of St. Bridget. The convent was built between years 1443 and 1462 and church probably later in the end of 15th century. Nowadays the church is the only remaining building of the convent, which was closed during Reformation in 1540s. Naantali Church is damaged several times by fire and the present interior is mostly from the modern times except the pulpit (1622) and artefacts. There are lot of medieval items in church, for example crucifix from the monastery, wooden statues and magnificent altarpiece.

The church is situated in the old town of Naantali, which is mostly built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Finnish National Board of Antiquities has named the church and old town area as national built heritage.

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Founded: 1443-1462
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Joanna Sutuła (7 months ago)
A beautiful place, a wonderful church
Markku Soini (7 months ago)
Medieval beautiful church. Must be seen when visiting Naantali. Nice view from the hill over several islands and summer house of president.
Rene Meres (4 years ago)
Beautiful church and worth visiting. Naantali Church was completed in 1462 for a monastery, and the tower was added in 1794-1797. The church has been restored in the 1860s, and the present appearance is from the reconstruction in 1963-1964. Naantali Church is a landmark of the town.
Aravind P R (4 years ago)
Nice location, natural beauty, Very attractive homes...
Aleksandr Haikara (5 years ago)
Ok
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