St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Sastamala

#9 of 19 in Historic Sites in Pirkanmaa
St. Olaf's Church in Tyrvää (Tyrvään Pyhän Olavin kirkko) is a late medieval fieldstone church in Tyrvää, Sastamala, Finland. It is located on the shore of lake Rautavesi. The church was built approximately in 1510–1516 and burnt down by a burglar on 21 September 1997.The church was rebuilt by local people and the interior paintings were created by painters Kuutti Lavonen and Osmo Rauhala.The reconstruction of the church is documented in the book St. Olaf's Church in Tyrvää by Kuutti Lavonen, Osmo Rauhala, and Pirjo Silveri.
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  • The church has been beautifully harvested, with a modern twist. The works of Osmo Rauhala and Kuutti Lavos are on the "dot i".
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  • A small but beautiful stone church! It was built in the beginning of the 16th century, but, unfortunately, in 1997 it was burnt by robbers. Later restored by the locals. Located right on the shores of Lake Rautavesi. The place itself is very picturesque, disposes to a pleasant walk!
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  • Things to do in this church and area. The church, too, will probably thrive on this.
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  • Historical destination for the last 1,000 years. A familiarization worthy destination.
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