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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  • We visited the Protestant cathedral of Oulu style, with its pulpit and a beautiful reed organ. On a side art a picture depicting Martin Luther. interesting.
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  • This beautiful cathedral is equipped with a good hearing loop and an induction loop quality-map advises where the hearing aid users should sit to hear well: Good concerts in addition to the normal chu...  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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