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Rovaniemi Church

Rauhankatu 70, Rovaniemi 96100, Finland
+358 3 5816335511
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Community Church

This church has a very simple design. It’s a community church. There was one lady on the reception... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HellyWelly93
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
A quiet Moment

Even if you are not religious, you will love the quiet ambiance of this wonderful old church... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ecossearthur
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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
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“during wwii” (2 reviews)
“fresco” (11 reviews)
“architecture” (6 reviews)
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Rauhankatu 70, Rovaniemi 96100, Finland
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+358 3 5816335511
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank HellyWelly93
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Ecossearthur
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Reviewed 15 May 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

Thank Mikael F
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Reviewed 13 March 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.

Thank Pepper484
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Reviewed 1 January 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

Thank Rosie V
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Reviewed 2 December 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.

Thank matthew835
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Reviewed 7 November 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

Thank Shelimashrafahmed
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

very interested, informative. great place. great story was told. Impressive church. don't miss visiting this place. great history as was the only church saved from ww2.

1  Thank lidiacavey
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our tour guide told us the story of how the church got burned down during the war. She said the Americans came to help rebuild it after the war. Very beautiful inside.

Thank FloridaMyrtle
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Rovaniemi main church is, I'd say, typical Finnish church. There is no gold and clitter. It is very basic in decoration, but as such touching. The altar fresco is beautiful.

Thank Rumpari
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Andrew S
18 May 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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