The greystone church in Parainen was built in the 15th century (probably in 1440-1460) and is dedicated to St. Simon. The western part of the Agricola-chapel is the eldest component of the church, today a museum. On the churchyard is located the chapel of bishop Tengström, Finland's first archbishop (erected in 1819). The interior of the church is covered with several coat of arms. The rarest one is dedicated to pope Innocentius III.

National Board of Antiquities has named the church and the surrounding Vanha Malmi old town as national built heritage.

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Founded: 1440-1460
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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