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The medieval church of Hattula - Hattulan keskiaikainen kirkko. Kuva Tommi Lahtonen

The medieval church of Hattula - Hattulan keskiaikainen kirkko. Kuva Tommi Lahtonen

Lammin kirkko

Lammin kirkko

Vanaja Church was built in the end of the 15th century. It is one of the smallest medieval churches in Finland, and oblong in shape. In addition to the pulpit from the 1830s, the church has an unique external pulpit. The altar complex dates from the end of the 16th century, and the altarpiece painted by R.W. Ekman was donated in 1860. The building has been restored and remodeled several times. The Neo-Gothic belfry was designed by Josef Stenback, and built in 1895.

Vanaja Church was built in the end of the 15th century. It is one of the smallest medieval churches in Finland, and oblong in shape. In addition to the pulpit from the 1830s, the church has an unique external pulpit. The altar complex dates from the end of the 16th century, and the altarpiece painted by R.W. Ekman was donated in 1860. The building has been restored and remodeled several times. The Neo-Gothic belfry was designed by Josef Stenback, and built in 1895.

Hollolan keskiaikainen kivikirkko. Kuva: MV/RHO Elias Härö 1972

Hollolan keskiaikainen kivikirkko. Kuva: MV/RHO Elias Härö 1972

Sääksmäen keskiaikainen kivikirkko - Sääksmäki

Sääksmäen keskiaikainen kivikirkko - Sääksmäki

The Church of the Holy Cross in Hattula was built in the Gothic style during 1370-1420 to replace an earlier wooden church. The murals painted al secco from 1514-1516 are the largest in Finland, and they describe the events and stories in the Bible. Altogether, the church has 180 stories. There are also 40 wood sculptures, and two pulpits. One of the pulpits from 1550 is the oldest in Finland, and the other one is from the 17th century.

The Church of the Holy Cross in Hattula was built in the Gothic style during 1370-1420 to replace an earlier wooden church. The murals painted al secco from 1514-1516 are the largest in Finland, and they describe the events and stories in the Bible. Altogether, the church has 180 stories. There are also 40 wood sculptures, and two pulpits. One of the pulpits from 1550 is the oldest in Finland, and the other one is from the 17th century.

Huittisten keskiaikainen kivikirkko 1500-l

Huittisten keskiaikainen kivikirkko 1500-l

The oldest part of Janakkala Church is believed to be built in the end of the 15th century or in the beginning of the 16th century. It was dedicated to St. Lawrence probably in 1520. It was originally oblong in shape, but was enlarged in 1839-1840, and remodeled using a cruciform plan in 1848-1849. The church has been restored several times. The present belfry was built in 1784.

The oldest part of Janakkala Church is believed to be built in the end of the 15th century or in the beginning of the 16th century. It was dedicated to St. Lawrence probably in 1520. It was originally oblong in shape, but was enlarged in 1839-1840, and remodeled using a cruciform plan in 1848-1849. The church has been restored several times. The present belfry was built in 1784.

Kaarlela church was built in the 1460’s, the precise year being unknown. It is one of the seven medieval stone churches in Ostrobothnia.  At the end of the 18th century the building underwent great changes according to drawings authorized by King Gustav III and was given the present cruciform shape.  The work was supervised by the prominent vicar Anders Chydenius, one of the most outstanding representatives of the Finnish liberalistic era. His picture is beside the pulpit.

Kaarlela church was built in the 1460’s, the precise year being unknown. It is one of the seven medieval stone churches in Ostrobothnia. At the end of the 18th century the building underwent great changes according to drawings authorized by King Gustav III and was given the present cruciform shape. The work was supervised by the prominent vicar Anders Chydenius, one of the most outstanding representatives of the Finnish liberalistic era. His picture is beside the pulpit.

Lohjan keskiaikainen kirkko

Lohjan keskiaikainen kirkko

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