The Church of St. Birgitta

Lemland, Finland

The Church of St. Birgitta is one of the oldest churches in Finland. Main hall of stone church is from the end of 13th century and oldest wooden parts of bell tower were built between 1311 and 1316. The sacristy was built in the 1450s. Church was enlarged during 17th century.

Oldest lime wall paintings in the church were made around year 1300.

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Founded: 1290-1316
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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