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Rovaniemi Church, Rovaniemi

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A landmark of post-World War II architecture, Rovaniemi Church is probably best appreciated from inside. The impressive interior boasts glass works and wooden sculptures, but the most notable feature is the 14 m (46 ft) fresco depicting the fountain of life, which dominates the altar wall. Notice also the 45-key organ with 4,000 pipes. The present brick church with copper roof was built in 1950 in the place of the old wooden one, destroyed in 1944. Walk to the far end of the cemetery and you will find a memorial to Rovaniemi citizens who died in exile during the war. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Rovaniemi Church by using our Rovaniemi online trip builder.
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  • While in my opinion the church looks not really special from the outside, I did really like the interior. The style of the frescos differs from what I've seen anywhere else so far. Also I like the... 
    While in my opinion the church looks not really special from the outside, I did really like the interior. The style of the frescos differs from what I've seen anywhere else so far. Also I like the...  more »
  • Nice church, we were glad we visited on Christmas day, it was nicely decorated. Nice paint of Virgin Mary 
    Nice church, we were glad we visited on Christmas day, it was nicely decorated. Nice paint of Virgin Mary  more »
  • The current church designed by architect Bertel Liljequist was completed in 1950. The previous church was completely destroyed in the Lapland War in 1944. The most impressive thing about the... 
    The current church designed by architect Bertel Liljequist was completed in 1950. The previous church was completely destroyed in the Lapland War in 1944. The most impressive thing about the...  more »
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  • While in my opinion the church looks not really special from the outside, I did really like the interior. The style of the frescos differs from what I've seen anywhere else so far. Also I like the possibility to watch the services online.
  • Stunning Church! Throughout the world they’re amazing and this one is no exception.
  • So beautiful and peaceful atmosphere in Christmas night..
  • Very nice church, but it's closed for most of the day. We didn't found time to visit it. I don't understand why can't it stay open like in the rest of Europe. There's also a nice graveyard nearby.
  • It was a great experience in the Church

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