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Holy Cross Church

Vanhankirkontie 41, Parola 13720, Finland
+358 3 6723383
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Beautiful and unique medieval church

One of the only three surviving medieval brick buildings in Finland. The church paintings are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lmsk2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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Wonderful church

I had a WOW! moment when I entered the church. The decoration is breathtaking and so colorful and... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
niinan2
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Nurmijarvi, Finland
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2 weeks ago
“Beautiful and unique medieval church”
Aug 7, 2017
“Wonderful church”
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Vanhankirkontie 41, Parola 13720, Finland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the only three surviving medieval brick buildings in Finland. The church paintings are incredibly well preserved and the atmosphere is really special. The church is also an important part of Finnish history. The church is a short detour from the Tampere-Helsinki freeway, and...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

I had a WOW! moment when I entered the church. The decoration is breathtaking and so colorful and well preserved. The pulpit is very decorated. There is lots to see. Next to the church there is a small boutique that sells all kinds of handicrafts....More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

After the tank museum in Parola this is a great addition to the afternoon. The girl from the information booth was very accommodating to open the church and spent our time in the church answering our questions and offering tidbits of history on the church....More

Thank Familyof4_2Boys2014
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Historical church with quite old paintings (frescos) on the wall. I recommend the use of guide, because they can tell you more detailed info, and you can ask questions. Nearby stands a little museum, whence you actually buy the tickets to the church.

Thank Toni H
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

This beautiful church dates presumably from the 15th century, and it is one of the few places in Finland where old Catholic church art has been preserved extensively. The church has beautiful, touching, funny and even gruesome comic strip -like al secco paintings that depict...More

Thank Hulaus
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