The medieval church of St. Clemens in Sauvo was built to present three-aisle outfit probably in 1460s or 1470s. First record of the Sauvo Church in Turku Cathedral documents dates back to the year 1346, but there have been several wooden churches before even from the beginning of 13th century.

Many renovations were made to the church during 17th century, but the interior is very well-preserved. Mural paintings are from the 15th century and there are several medieval artefacts, like an altar, triumph crucifix and tabernacle.


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Sauvontie, Sauvo, Finland
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Founded: 1460-1480
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Mika Salin (9 months ago)
Beautiful medieval greystone church. The church was built between 1460-1472. In Catholic times, the church is dedicated to St. Clement. There has been a wooden church in the area even before this stone church. The belfry was built in the 1760s. Great church from the outside. Could not get inside when closed.
Leila Sailomäki (9 months ago)
A rugged looking stone church and a well-kept environment as well as handsome maples.
Markku & Heli Jäntti (11 months ago)
Medieval greystone church, built mainly in 1460-1472. Inside are magnificent and well-preserved limestone paintings. The oldest furniture comes from an old wooden church. The baptismal font was made as early as the 13th century. The altarpiece of the church is a tombstone from 1391. The church has preserved burial coats of arms, which the nobility has used in funeral expenses to emphasize its position. We had good luck and the church was guided by a knowledgeable young man telling things ?
Suomi Plays (12 months ago)
Not oo open, although there is a road church, but a fine bell tower
Rakibul Hasan (13 months ago)
Amazing place
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