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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
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.