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Beautiful church

The present church was completed in 1950. The former church, a wooden church built in 1817, was... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland
Worth a look, spot the wolves 🐺

I walked past here quite late and was peeking in through the window. The lady on duty helpfully... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Rosie V
via mobile
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Rauhankatu 70, Rovaniemi 96100, Finland
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The present church was completed in 1950. The former church, a wooden church built in 1817, was burnt down by German soldiers on October 16th, 1944 during WWII. The church was closed during our visit. It is open in summer and in December daily at...More

Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 13 March 2018

My friend sang 2 songs on a Sunday morning. They even translated the service into English for my wife and I...the church was destroyed by the nazi's in ww2...the usa had helped rebuild Rovaniemi after the war...all but 10 buildings were destroyed during the war.

Thank Pepper484
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I walked past here quite late and was peeking in through the window. The lady on duty helpfully came out and told me they were still open and I could come in. The painting at the alter is pretty special, but everything I knew about...More

Thank Rosie V
Reviewed 2 December 2017

This church beautifully represents the architecture of the post war reconstruction period. Huge fresco at the altar. Spend some time in the church and settle down.

Thank matthew835
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful church . We enjoyed visiting the church.it was not very busy very quiet and built quiet nice . Design is amazing . It's a nice place to visit with friend and family

Thank Shelimashrafahmed
Reviewed 10 October 2017

very interested, informative. great place. great story was told. Impressive church. don't miss visiting this place. great history as was the only church saved from ww2.

1  Thank lidiacavey
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our tour guide told us the story of how the church got burned down during the war. She said the Americans came to help rebuild it after the war. Very beautiful inside.

Thank FloridaMyrtle
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Rovaniemi main church is, I'd say, typical Finnish church. There is no gold and clitter. It is very basic in decoration, but as such touching. The altar fresco is beautiful.

Thank Rumpari
Reviewed 15 July 2017

It is a big and spacious church. Looking at the bright interior one ponders about its history. In the past it had been burnt down and where we stood was a rebuilt and new church.

Thank alwaysinstyle
Reviewed 14 July 2017

A breathtaking frescoe is the first thing you notice as you enter the church. We came early in the morning, around 9.30am was and we were able to enjoy the Church uninterrupted. The young girl at the information desk kindly offered to give us some...More

1  Thank Despina F
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