Kerimaki Church, Kerimaki

With an idea to gather all the townsfolk at once, the Christian community built Kerimaki Church, reputed to be one of the largest wooden objects in the world at one time. Due to its scope and complexity, this project required the participation of every single man aged 15 to 60 at the time of construction in the mid-1800s. Once it was completed in 1847, the structure was so illogically large that authorities investigated the possibility that builders got confused between centimeters and inches, which was disproved. With a capacity to host 5,000 people, this church features remarkably detailed woodwork and lavish galleries, filled with colored lanterns. View its spacious insides and the 37 m (121 ft) tall dome. Concerts and events are often held inside. By using our Kerimaki online driving holiday planner , you can arrange your visit to Kerimaki Church and other attractions in Kerimaki.
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  • The result of the error in the calculations led to the appearance of such a surprising monument. The church stands on a hill, huge, but elegant. In fact there are two churches: one old, very cold, powerful, high. Spacious The second-new-built in modern Finnish tradition, cozy, light, warm. We were very lucky. The church was open, there was a very interesting person who told us about the church, spent in a new church, even sang a psalm. It was very touching, the heart was touched by such sincerity and primordial feelings.
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  • This was a beautiful church located on top of a large hill in a nice small town. The church is massive and the grounds are beautiful, especially because you can see the town around it. The exterior of...  more »
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  • The biggest wooden church in Finland is celebrating its 170th anniversary. There's a guide that presents the church history and answers questions. It's a beautiful old building and there's a coffee/craft shop in the bell tower. There are concerts and other side events related to the Savonlinna Opera Festival at least in July.
  • It's an old and beutiful wooden church. From the outside it doesn't seem that special, but from the inside it's huge. Definately worth a visit.
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