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Rovaniemi Church, Rovaniemi

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#1 of 17 in Historic Sites in Lapland
A landmark of post-World War II architecture, Rovaniemi Church is probably best appreciated from inside. The impressive interior boasts glass works and wooden sculptures, but the most notable feature is the 14 m (46 ft) fresco depicting the fountain of life, which dominates the altar wall. Notice also the 45-key organ with 4,000 pipes. The present brick church with copper roof was built in 1950 in the place of the old wooden one, destroyed in 1944. Walk to the far end of the cemetery and you will find a memorial to Rovaniemi citizens who died in exile during the war. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Rovaniemi Church by using our Rovaniemi online trip builder .
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  • Rovaniemi Church was burned in the WW II and rebuilt with support of churchess all over, for instance USA. Its altarpiece is made to show us a picture of the(eight) seasons of Arctic: winter is hell, ...  more »
  • The Church is out of town. It was closed. The building itself is interesting to see but without more...
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  • A basic finnish church. Old and culturally or religiously important place for locals.
  • Main church in Rovaniemi, protestant, with a very simple design.
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