Nauvo Church

Nauvo, Finland

The Nauvo Church was built probably between years 1430 and 1450 and it's dedicated to St. Olaf. The mural paintings were made in the 17th century. The most significant artefact in church is the crucifix from the beginning of 15th century. The oldest music instrument in Finland, organs called "Nauvon positiivi" (built probably in 1664), was originally in the Nauvo church. today it's preserved to the National Museum of Finland.

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Kirkkovalli 1, Nauvo, Finland
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Founded: 1430-1450
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Raija Kivilammi (2 years ago)
Nice old from the outside, we couldn't get inside
Markku & Heli Jäntti (3 years ago)
Nauvo's medieval greystone church is located on a hillside, the so-called Kirkkomäki, on Nauvo's second main island, Isolla-Nauvo (Storlandet). The three-nave hall church is dedicated to St. Olaf.
Sami Oinonen (4 years ago)
Beautiful and very old stone church ... definitely worth a visit
Bo Jorgensen (4 years ago)
Super charming little medieaval church. A must visit when in Nagy/Nauvo.
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