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Toolo Church, Helsinki

#26 of 32 in Historic Sites in Helsinki
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Church
Töölö Church is a Lutheran church in the Taka-Töölö district of Helsinki, Finland. The building represents Nordic Classicism and was designed by Hilding Ekelund following an architectural competition. Completed in 1930, it originally served as a parish center and was dedicated as a church when Töölö parish was created in 1941.The church seats around 500 people. There are also two parish meeting halls for 70 and 20 people.Töölö Church reopened in early 2016 after three and a half years of renovations.ArtworkTöölö Church contains many pieces of art, including: Relief Heavenly Feast and gilded wood sculpture Resurrected Christ by Gunnar Finne Glass paintings by Gunnar Forsström Wall painting by Paavo Leinonen Reliefs of apostles Peter, Paul, Andrew, and Thomas by Carl Wilhelms Partial sketch on altar wall by Henry Ericsson – Ericsson was commissioned to paint the altar wall but was killed in a car accident before completing the work
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  • This church, located at the southern end of Topelius park, is looking quite different from outside. It represents the classicism of the 1920s. We couldn't visit inside. There was a wedding going on.  more »
  • Considered one of the best representatives of Northern Classicism the church designed in 1927 on top of a hill above a park shines in bright Art Deco colours of the period. The outside walls are now.....  more »
  • Fabulous building.
  • Lots of stairs
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