Rymättylä Church

Naantali, Finland

The greystone church of St. Jacob, built in 1510s, is one of the most attractive churches in Finland. The medieval interior is very well-preserved, including wall paintings and several artefacts. The oldest item, a beautiful wooden statue with original colours from the 1350's is known as the smiling James of Rymättylä.

Finnish National Board of Antiques has named the church site as national built heritage.

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Founded: 1510
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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