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Rovaniemi Church

Rauhankatu 70, Rovaniemi 96101, Finland
+358 16 335511
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Ranked #8 of 22 Attractions in Rovaniemi
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Tampere, Finland
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136 reviews 136 reviews
56 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Its never good to say anything about houses of Lord, but.. Beautiful outside and from inside. Very famous wedding church and for the ysual ceremonies too. Place is absolutely worth of visit. Go to see painting over the altar.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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268 reviews 268 reviews
57 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Lovely fairly plain church...Lutheran....Not over ornate, but tasteful and appropriate...The main fresco above the alter depicts various things around the ''fountain of life''.....An organist gave us a rendition of a very soft tune...the organ sounds very much like ''pan pipes''....so melodic and the acoustics were great......worth seeing, not as ornate or gaudy as other churches....

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Singapore, Singapore
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Too bad, it wasn't open on that day we were there. But attach a B&W pic of the church for anyone interested to visit.

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Toluca Lake, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I found the church by accident as I was walking about. It isn't always open so you should check before you go if it is and if not when you can go in.

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Pune, India
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Visited the church during our drive around the city. The fresco of Jesus was huge and quite unlike those in other churches I have visited. Left just when a wedding ceremony was about to take place.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

its great from the outside but I could not go inside because it was closed. Its quite picturesque. Its a lutheran church so I doubt the inside is not all the flash like catholic churches

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

On our first night we decided to venture into town..guided by a red cross..we were lost..but then found this church..very spiritual and a service for local schools taking place..we lit some candles and lovely lady gave us postcards of church.. a blessed place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Im so glad we had the chance to go to that Church and Thank God it was open on that day. We were so lucky to view the beautiful inside decaration and painting. Such a warm welcome also by the lady at the front desk. the scenery from the church on that day was exquisite and the sun had the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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54 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The church was not open when I visited at 3pm on a Wednesday...am not sure why, but there are no signs around to indicate when it would be open. Weird and a bit disappointing after having read about it. But the building is amazing from the outside none the less

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The church of Rovaniemi has an amazing painted altar wall fresco by Segerstråle. It is a good thing we have rushed us so we arrived just before closing: the visit was worth, a special experience before going back to Belgium!

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