Petajavesi Old Church, Petajavesi

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The Petäjävesi Old Church (Finnish: Petäjäveden vanha kirkko) is a wooden church located in Petäjävesi, Finland. It was built between 1763 and 1765, when Tavastia was still a part of Sweden. The bell tower was built in 1821. It was inscribed in 1994 on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its testimony to the wooden church architecture of the Nordic countries.
The church is located about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the west of the centre of Petäjävesi. It is a popular church for weddings in the summer, and there is a church service on most Sundays.
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  • The Petajavesi Old Church was build by logs between 1763-1765. It is one of Finland´s 7 Unesco sights and it is well worth a visit if you are in the area. It is free to walk around outside - they... 
    The Petajavesi Old Church was build by logs between 1763-1765. It is one of Finland´s 7 Unesco sights and it is well worth a visit if you are in the area. It is free to walk around outside - they...  more »
  • You cannot find this kind of architecture outside Scandinavia, so make a short stop and take a 5 min walk to this old church. Free entry. 
    You cannot find this kind of architecture outside Scandinavia, so make a short stop and take a 5 min walk to this old church. Free entry.  more »
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  • Such an amazing piece of history! Built in only 35 days, but is remains strong 250 years later.
  • Great, very old wooden church. Worth a visit to the country side to see.

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