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“during wwii”(2 reviews)
“fresco”(12 reviews)
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Rauhankatu 70, Rovaniemi 96100, Finland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a walk to view, especially covered in a winter wonderland of snow. Some pretty murals inside. And a warm refuge when the temp outside is -27 degrees!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Craigp0017
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Free entrance. Easily equiped, wooden sculptures. Toys for children. Below the church there is side entrance to restaurant. You can leave your car across the street.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

When entering, take a good look at the extremely beautiful altar fresco by Lennart Segerstråle. The sinners on the left side of Jesus are puzzling. Why condemn also the little children to the damnation?

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paula2010Finland
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This church has a very simple design. It’s a community church. There was one lady on the reception who welcomed me in. She was very friendly. The church was free to enter and have a look around.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Even if you are not religious, you will love the quiet ambiance of this wonderful old church. Pictures are allowed to be taken inside.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ecossearthur
Reviewed May 15, 2018

The present church was completed in 1950. The former church, a wooden church built in 1817, was burnt down by German soldiers on October 16th, 1944 during WWII. The church was closed during our visit. It is open in summer and in December daily at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed March 12, 2018

My friend sang 2 songs on a Sunday morning. They even translated the service into English for my wife and I...the church was destroyed by the nazi's in ww2...the usa had helped rebuild Rovaniemi after the war...all but 10 buildings were destroyed during the war.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Pepper484
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

I walked past here quite late and was peeking in through the window. The lady on duty helpfully came out and told me they were still open and I could come in. The painting at the alter is pretty special, but everything I knew about...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rosie V
Reviewed December 2, 2017

This church beautifully represents the architecture of the post war reconstruction period. Huge fresco at the altar. Spend some time in the church and settle down.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank matthew835
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful church . We enjoyed visiting the church.it was not very busy very quiet and built quiet nice . Design is amazing . It's a nice place to visit with friend and family

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Shelimashrafahmed
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catherined01
September 19, 2018|
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Response from Paula2010Finland | Reviewed this property |
There sure will be such services, but information is given usually rather late. I'd check the website again in December.
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Andrew S
May 18, 2018|
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Response from Pepper484 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Andrew, I don't know, but I can ask my friend who lives in Finland. When we were there, there was no English service, but one of the pastors gave us a head set and translated for us.
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