Admire the symbolist murals of Tampere Cathedral, a historical Lutheran church and the seat of the Diocese of Tampere. The murals and frescoes by Hugo Simberg are the church's highlight. Two of these were a source of controversy when they were first revealed: "The Garden of Death" represents a garden of dead souls harvesting flowers, and "The Wounded Angel" features a winged serpent in the center of the church's ceiling. The frescoes remain and today add to the ambiance of an otherwise modest church building. The artwork in the church, which was built between 1902 and 1907, serves as an example of the national Romantic movement in Finland. With our world travel planner, Tampere attractions like Tampere Cathedral can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Tampere Cathedral Reviews
It's very beautiful. I was amazed by the architecture and design. Definitely recommended. It's almost in the very city centre. more »
Todella käymisen arvoinen kirkko. Ulkokuori hieno, mutta sisältä vielä hienompi, suorastaan upea ja vielä keskellä kaupunkia. Parkkipaikan löytäminen saattaa välillä aiheuttaa ongelmia. more »Really worth a visit. The outer skin of the fine, but from the inside even finer, downright gorgeous and still in the heart of the city. Don't worry about finding a parking space may cause problems.
As cathedrals go, meh, I've seen better. As churches, best in town.
The cathedral of Tampere is an exceptional church, beautiful in winter, surrounded by snow and in summer amongst colourful flowers. Usually, I am not moved by Lutheran churches, being too mimimal for my taste. But this one has two beautiful, albeit controversial frescoes. Go and see for yourself, definitely worth a visit!
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