Oulu Cathedral, Oulu

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The Oulu Cathedral is an Evangelical Lutheran cathedral and the seat of the Diocese of Oulu, located in the centre of Oulu, Finland. The church was built in 1777 as a tribute to the King of Sweden Gustav III of Sweden and named after his wife as Sofia Magdalena's church.
The wooden structures burned in the large fire of the city of Oulu in 1822. The church was built again on top of the old stonewalls with famous architect Carl Ludvig Engel as the designer. The restoration works were completed in 1832, but the belfry was not erected until 1845.
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  • The Oulu Cathedral is an Evangelical Lutheran cathedral. The church was originally built in 1777 but the wooden structures burned in the large fire of Oulu in 1822. The church was built again on top o...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful churches in Finland. Peaceful break if you want to see something beautiful and quite old in hectic city of Oulu.  more »
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  • Not big on churches. Had to go, but unwilingly.
  • A beautiful example of a Lutheran cathedral - simple and not overly-ornate. Very well-maintained. The ship model signifies that it is also a seamen's church. Several lovely stained glass windows. The organ loft is also very beautiful. One of the must see sights in Oulu. Well worthwhile
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