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Kerimaki Church, Kerimaki

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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. Make Kerimaki Church a part of your Kerimaki vacation plans using our Kerimaki holiday planner.
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  • A church was built in September 1847 mandatory donations collected from the townspeople. This church is the largest wooden church in the world. Only the Church can accommodate 5000 people is almost the entire population of Kerimäki. The Interior is divided into two floors. The bell tower stands alone. Dimensions of the Church is 45 meters in length, in width of 42 meters in height 27 metres, according to the legend had been received in error. The architect designed the Church in centimeters and built a building on the English system of measures in inches. Not much point specifically to ride for her inspection I don't see, but if you visit Savonlinna then why not enter.
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  • On our trip, we visited the largest wooden church in the world. Unfortunately, we could visit the Church only from the outside.
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  • once you have read A. Paasillinas book "Auta armias" you have to visit this very unique church. impressive wooden construction for 3.000 People in a small village. During summertime there are concerts...  more »
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  • The only Beautiful old church at this quite town
  • Just awesome
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  • Beautiful building. Accidentally access exhibit scroungers.
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  • The building is beautiful, but why it closed in the middle of working activities
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