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Important centric church

The church was built in 1770-1 as Sweden and Russian border divided area into original Pyhtää... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
mWrite
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Helsinki, Finland
Worth visiting with other local attractions

Nice wooden 250 years old church. The altarpiece was painted by Helene Schjerfbeck. Beautiful and... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2016
Timo H
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Helsinki, Finland
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12 Aug 2018
“Important centric church”
5 Jun 2016
“Worth visiting with other local attractions ”
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Ruukintie 11 | 07970, Ruotsinpyhtaa 07970, Finland
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

The church was built in 1770-1 as Sweden and Russian border divided area into original Pyhtää (russian side) and new Ruotsinpyhtää, literally SwedenPyhtää. It is important example of centric church architecture, in octagon shape. Wooden church was originally black, because outside was varnished with tar,...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Nice wooden 250 years old church. The altarpiece was painted by Helene Schjerfbeck. Beautiful and pieceful surroundings gs.

Thank Timo H
Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is an interesting church both for the architecture and for the altarpiece by Helene Schjerfbeck, who went on to become one of Finland's foremost painters. Don't miss the graves of heroes from the War.

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