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Tampere Cathedral

Tuomiokirkonkatu 12, Tampere 33100, Finland
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Ranked #3 of 41 Attractions in Tampere
Type: Religious Sites
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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This cathedral is beautiful on the outside and very peaceful inside. Like most Lutheran churches in Finland, it has a very simple interior, if compared with other Catholic churches throughout Europe. Look for their free concerts with the church organ. If you are in the area, it's worth going inside, even if it's just to warm up before continuing with... More

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Bishop's Stortford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is an excellent example of National Romanticism with its decorative interior. Try and see the Vestry too.

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My Finnish friends were married here back in May 2009. I have been here twice. It is a lovely cathedral and inside is beautiful. I also visited it again in August 2014.

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Tampere, Finland
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I am happy to live almost next to my favourite building in whole Tampere. I usually take a lot of my traveling friends there, and they have enjoyed it a lot. This place will propably be in your thoughts later on no matter if you like it or hate it. To understand the symbolism of the architecture, window mosaics and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Different cathedral as the ones in Helsinki, moderns architecture, formidable paintings, nice building in the city center. Must see one

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

1. Initial impression: exterior presents formidable "modern" interpretation of a gothic cathedral. 2. According to some articles, the artists present their "symbolic art" for interpretation by the viewer. Following is "my interpretation". 3. It seems that for this organization, the supreme "being" is the "great deceiver" as presented by the serpent still tempting all with the forbidden fruit at the... More

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Modern building. Impressive stained glass windows and unusual painting at the altar. It shuts at 5pm

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Tampere, Finland
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Such an impressive building! Decorated with frescos by famous finnish artists Hugo Simberg and Magnus Enckel (altarpiece). Worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was a very nice Cathedral. It was very interesting. There was a painting around the whole cathedral that was to representing the boys of the town who helped bring the people to the Forrest which was the last place they went before being allowed into heaven. Very interesting!

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Tampere Cathedral has the most wonderful paintings of Hugo Simberg. Already 1917 late Simberg is among the best known Finnish symbolist painters. A must place to be quiet for a while.

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