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Oulu Cathedral, Oulu

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Architectural Building · Church
Oulu Cathedral (Finnish: Oulun tuomiokirkko, Swedish: Uleåborgs domkyrka) is an Evangelical Lutheran cathedral and the seat of the Diocese of Oulu, located in the centre of Oulu, Finland. The church was built in 1777 as a tribute to the King of Sweden Gustav III and named after his wife as Sofia Magdalena's church.

The wooden structures burned in the large fire of the city of Oulu in 1822. The church was built again on top of the old stone walls with famous architect Carl Ludvig Engel as the designer. The restoration works were completed in 1832, but the belfry was not erected until 1845.

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  • The old church from 1777 was destroyed in the big Oulu fire in 1822. The current stone cathedral was completed in 1832 over the ruins of the old church. It was made according to the neoclassical...  more »
  • I really liked this- it was quite different to the layouts of other typical european churches- the aisles are wider and the interior is white and light. It is well worth going inside.  more »
  • This is an Lutheran cathedral and is near the Oulu City Hall. It was built in 1777 as a tribute to King Gustav 111 of Sweden  more »
  • Small but beautiful church. The big Piano works
  • Lovely building. Came in at the end of Sunday's service so waited before looking around.
  • - Architectural wise beautiful place - Historical paints and structure - Kind pastors and staff - Calm and peaceful environment to pray. - Must visit place if you are traveling to Oulu ( I recommend )
  • Very sober and down-to-earth, the cathedral is a haven of rest and peace, both visually as general atmosphere-wise.
  • Beautiful place!! 😊

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