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Juselius Mausoleum, Pori

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Juselius Mausoleum is one of the most famous sights in Pori, Finland, located at the 1884 opened Käppärä Cemetery. It is the only mausoleum in Finland and was completed in 1903.Sigrid JuseliusThe mausoleum was built by local businessman Fritz Arthur Jusélius (1855–1930) for his daughter Sigrid (1887–1898) to be her last place of rest. Sigrid died of tuberculosis at the age of eleven. Her sarcophagus is placed in the basement of the mausoleum. It can be seen from the upper floor. The sarcophagus is made of white Italian marble and designed by architect Jarl Eklund.Fritz Arthur Jusélius himself is also buried in the mausoleum on its side wing. His two wives have their resting places outside the mausoleum. The Sigrid Juselius Foundation was established in 1930 to promote medical research in Finland.MauseoleumJuselius Mausoleum was built in 1901–1903. It was planned by Josef Stenbäck in the Gothic Revival style. The famous Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela painted the interior, including frescoes "Kevät" (Spring), "Rakennus" (Construction), "Tuonelan joella" (By the River of Tuonela), "Hävitys" (Destruction), "Talvi" (Winter) and "Syksy" (Fall). Original frescoes were destroyed by fire in 1931. They were repainted by Gallen-Kallela's son Jorma Gallen-Kallela in 1933–1939 and the mausoleum was opened again in 1941. Decorations include Masonic symbolism since Akseli Gallen-Kallela and F.A. Jusélius both were dedicated Freemasons.
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  • We did not use the on Sunday, when the doors were open and there was a free guided tour. A very interesting experience for new porilaisille for example hear the story of a young girl in their home city during your model of Gallen-Kallela's freskossaja his subsequent kohtalostaa. I highly recommend.
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  • Juselius mausoleum was worth a visit. Beautiful building, as well as the inside, and the story is so touching: the father of the child, at the age of 11, in memory of the deceased daughter. It was amazing, that there was a guide that told the whole, and, in particular, Akseli Gallen-Kallela paintings in detail. In General, mausoleumit are suurmiehille, this little girl ...
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  • This mausoleum lies in the peaceful cemetery of Käppärä, just 10-15 minutes walk forom the city center. Built By a businessman for his daughter who diesd just 11 years old it was originally painted By...  more »
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  • Have been several times to Pori, but never to this unique Mausoleum, it is worth a visit
  • They have really nice frescoes here.
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  • One of the few beautiful buildings in Pori. What seems, on a beautiful created chapel on the cemetery Käppärä in Pori, is actually a mausoleum. It is the only such building in Finland and was built in 1884 and completed in 1903. The local businessman and member of Parliament Arthur Fritz Sigrid Juselius left it behind for his daughter, who died of tuberculosis at the age of eleven. The sarcophagus, designed by the architect Jarl Eklund, is kept in the basement and can be viewed from the upper floor. The mausoleum in Gothic style is made to the sketches by Josef Stenbäck. The painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela, the frescoes in it. They were badly damaged by a fire in 1931 and restored by the son of the painter, Jorma Gallen-Kallela. The bronze door is the work of the artist Alpo Sailo. The mausoleum and the surrounding cemetery were added to the list of major cultural works of the Finnish National Board of Antiquities. The building, with pointed constructions and a great point on the dome, is aesthetically pleasing an excellent work.
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  • A beautiful small building with fine art. Hours of operation presided over a short (11-16)
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