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St. John's Church, Helsinki

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#10 of 22 in Historic Sites in Helsinki
Architectural Building Religious Site
St. John's Church (Johanneksenkirkko, Johanneskyrkan) in Helsinki, Finland is a Lutheran church designed by the Swedish architect Adolf Melander in the Gothic Revival style. It is the largest stone church in Finland by seating capacity.Situated in the Ullanlinna district of Helsinki, the church was built between 1888 and 1891, the third Lutheran church in Helsinki, and still the biggest. The twin towers are 74 metres in height, and the church seats 2,600 people and has excellent acoustics, and it is therefore used for big concerts and events as well as services. The altarpiece shows Saul's conversion and the painting, called A Divine Revelation, is by Eero Järnefelt, brother-in-law to Jean Sibelius.Johannes (John) church stands on a hill that for many centuries had been a place for Midsummer bonfires (Midsummer is now also "John's Day", Juhannus in Finnish).The composer Oskar Merikanto was an organist here for a time.
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  • You can see the two twin spires of the Johannes Church from many areas of downtown Helsinki. We had just finished visiting the Design Museum which is just across the road, admired the exterior and wan...  more »
  • located in johannesparken in helsinki close to the historic scool Läroverket för gossar och flickor ("Broban") nice area for walks in Helsinki. I was christened in this church 1959, so a must for me.....  more »
  • One of the most iconic gothic churces in the Scandinavia a must place to visit if your are interested in.  more »
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  • Very beautiful church. it locates a little far from busy center. Near the design museum. We walked around it, there are a small park behind of it.
  • Love its awe-inspiring paintings and the suspending lights from the roof. Place of worship and place for concert as well.
  • Extremely beautiful interior
  • Very beautiful architecture
  • Beautiful church

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