Soini Church

Soini, Finland

The wooden church of Soini municipality was built by Yrjö Lepistö and in completed in 1793. The present appearance date mainly from the restoration made in 1885. The bell tower was erected in 1795. There is an old cemetery surrounding the church with a monument erected for people died of starvation in the 19th century. National Board of Antiques has defined Soini church site as a national built heritage.

The unique detail in the Soini Church is wooden “poor woman” statue. Typically these statues are always been men, but the one in Soini is the only remaining woman sculpture in Finland.

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Karstulantie 4, Soini, Finland
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Founded: 1793
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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Pasi Kotanen (4 years ago)
Very fine church
Aatu Ketola (5 years ago)
Really beautiful wooden church
Tommi Marila (5 years ago)
Finland's finest church
Taina Mäkelä (5 years ago)
Wonderful church and parish church.
Kari Sipilä (6 years ago)
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