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Kerimaki Church, Kerimaki

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • 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 »
  • Very beautiful and harmonious Church. Impressive wooden church, which we were told had to be the world's largest? In addition, there was the concert when we came, so it was just to sit on the benches, nyden mood and try to understand the music. Clearly worth a detour if you are on the edges. Put just noticed the large wood stoves to heat the church up with;-)
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  • The only Beautiful old church at this quite town
  • Say it is the biggest wooden church. Most, of course, but here is the "most"? The architecture is rather utilitarian.
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  • Beautiful and old! In a stunning condition, the historical attraction in the middle of the idyllic small village.
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  • The biggest and the largest wooden church in the world, seating capacity 3000. Built out in 1847. The magnificent Church
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  • Impressive church by his greatness
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