St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Sastamala

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St. Olaf's Church in Tyrvää (Finnish: Tyrvään Pyhän Olavin kirkko) is a late medieval fieldstone church in Tyrvää, Sastamala, Finland. It is located on the shore of lake Rautavesi. The church was built approximately in 1510–1516 and burnt down by a burglar on 21 September 1997.
The church was rebuilt by local people and the interior paintings were created by painters Kuutti Lavonen and Osmo Rauhala.
The reconstruction of the church is documented in the book St. Olaf's Church in Tyrvää by Kuutti Lavonen, Osmo Rauhala, and Pirjo Silveri.

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  • On hot summerday the cool, historic atmosphere of St Olaf is a unique experience in the middle of finnish countryside. After burned down the church has been re-built again and also been beautyfully....  more »
  • Saint Olaf's Church in Tyrvää is really a beautiful piece of medieval church architecture. And it's set in a beautiful scenery. Definitely worth a detour if you're in these parts of Finland.  more »
  • Tyrvään Pyhän Olavin kirkko is a very beautiful medieval stone church, built on a scenic location by the lake according to typical Finnish church architecture of the middle ages. However, what makes....  more »
  • Terrific place! If you are in Sastamalan and don't have a car, be prepared for part of the way walking on a roadside, but it seems to be quite safe.
  • Amazing old church at a scenic spot. Very interesting renovation and interior decorations.
  • Great place to visit 👍
  • Nice and old place
  • Onnistunut käynti! Oppaan kertomana kirkon historia ja nykyisyys maalauksineen valaisi asioita mielenkiintoisesti. Kiitos 😀

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