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Tampere Cathedral

Address: Tuomiokirkonkatu 12, Tampere 33100, Finland
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Tampere
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Tampere, Finland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you like to see unconventional sacred illustration that differs from any other illustrations, visit Tampere Cathedral in Finland. The frescos don’t let you easily off. You’ll be startled and you have to think about the message more deeply by going into 1.Genesis 3:15. Think about that frescos were painted by the Finnish symbolist Hugo Simberg already between 1905 and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This architectural National Romantic art-work from 1906 (Lars Sonck) is increadible: the heavy great granit "castle" gives a strong sense of lightness and hope, both outside and inside, in spite of this typical, heavy materials often used in monumental buildings at that time, when art was strongly inspired from Finnish nature and the Kalevala national epic. The altar painting by... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A huge piece of local history, still active today. Potrays a vision of an era for the future. Stout and powerful image of the religion that ones was.

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Helsinki, Finland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Visited Tampere on a grey autumn day in October 2014. From the outside the church doesn´t appear very inviting, but I had red some recommendations before, so I gave it it try. Inside it´s somehow simple yet stylish. They windows are lovely and there is some great art-deco decorations on the walls. The contrast of that decotarion and the stone-walls... More 

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
22 helpful votes 22 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 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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