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.

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Vanhatie 4, Naantali, Finland
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Founded: 1510
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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www.muuka.com

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4.1/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Esa Alasmaa (6 years ago)
Suomen kaunein kirkko!
virva salo (6 years ago)
Mielenkiintoinen, tosi vanha kirkko.
Johanna L (6 years ago)
Vanha kivikirkko
Andrea Borghi (6 years ago)
Meraviglioso ...inaspettato
Satu Leppiaho (6 years ago)
En nähnyt alttarille
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