Kerimaki Church, Kerimaki

With an idea to gather all the townsfolk at once, the Christian community built Kerimaki Church, reputed to be one of the largest wooden objects in the world at one time. Due to its scope and complexity, this project required the participation of every single man aged 15 to 60 at the time of construction in the mid-1800s. Once it was completed in 1847, the structure was so illogically large that authorities investigated the possibility that builders got confused between centimeters and inches, which was disproved. With a capacity to host 5,000 people, this church features remarkably detailed woodwork and lavish galleries, filled with colored lanterns. View its spacious insides and the 37 m (121 ft) tall dome. Concerts and events are often held inside. By using our Kerimaki online driving holiday planner , you can arrange your visit to Kerimaki Church and other attractions in Kerimaki.
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  • To get into this splendid building is impressive. It is the world's largest wooden church was completed in 1847. Wood work is incredibly beautiful. The Church is heated by stoves and because it has 3000 seats, it gets pretty hot when it is filled with people. However, it was cold in the winter and therefore was built in 1953 a small winter Church used to worship services when it is too cold. Visit to Finland is this church a must absolutely incredible to see.
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  • If you are in the region this place is worth to visit. The church is surely worth to see. It is a unique in size and considering that it is made of wood it is impressive for anyone interested in archi...  more »
  • Maailman suurin puukirkko. Hyvin ylläpidetty, hauska nähdä kerran elämässä. Kaunis sisältä ja ulkoa. Biggest wooden church in the world in the lakedistrict. Beautiful in it's simplicity. Very lutheran...  more »
  • Wonderful ps: it's the largest wooden church in the world and you don't have to pay to visit it (at least for now); they deserve an offer for this.
  • Largest wooden church in the world. Provides exactly that. It's a church, it's big and it's wooden.
  • Really good place
  • The only Beautiful old church at this quite town
  • A very nice attraction and after all, it's great that your cottage in the resort is the world's finest wooden church!
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