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Petajavesi Old Church

Petajavesi, Finland
+358 40 5822461
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250 years old wooden church

This UNESCO world heritage site is almost 250 years old and still standing strong near the water... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
FinTraveller85
via mobile
Beautiful church

What a beautiful church to visit. It is located next to a beautiful lake. The two guides inside the... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Marianne I
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Hof, Germany
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Petajavesi, Finland
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

This UNESCO world heritage site is almost 250 years old and still standing strong near the water. We visited the church during our biking trip in central Finland.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful church to visit. It is located next to a beautiful lake. The two guides inside the church were very nice and helpful. If you are in the area I would definitely recommend to visit Petäjävesi Church.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

It is a tradition for our family to come here to the service on the Day after Christmas Day. It is a short 30 minutes service in a cold church. The church has no heating or electricity. The service is held in candle light. The...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Petäjävesi Old Church is one of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Finland and although small, packs a powerful punch! The church is accessible via highway 23 followed by a 200 meter walk to the church along a paved footpath at the side of a...More

Thank Kathleen A
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Unesco listed Petajavesi Old (well, not so old) Church stands by the road, and in fact you get a good (best?) view of the site from the road. In winter the church is closed. You need to have proper shoes if you like to walk...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visitin this very beautiful and unique old church you may feel the ancient life in Finland. Atmosphere is unique: you feel the peace inside the church.

Thank Kari V
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I just can't find enough superlatives to describe the sheer beauty and charm of the place. The colours, wood, terva smell...

Thank Bronhilda44
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were driving past Petäjävesi and saw this lovely church from the road. We had to make an U-turn and return to take a look. It was really worth it. What a lovely wooden church. It's one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Finland....More

Thank niinan2
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Old angels and holy men & Saint Mary made by simple country men are really amazing just as the atmosphere of the church and its surroundings. Worth of visiting.

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Though we're not really of the right religion… but this place is so authentic that you can't help but FEEL the history and lives of the people of this region throughout the last few centuries. The ancient wood works are awesome. A great place to...More

Thank galiavu
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