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Address: Kerimaentie, Kerimaki, Finland
Phone Number: 015 578 9123
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If you like churches then this is a must see!

I don't go to church, or even believe in god for that matter but I love visiting beautiful churches and this one is gobsmacking...because it is MASSIVE and all wooden. It's a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I don't go to church, or even believe in god for that matter but I love visiting beautiful churches and this one is gobsmacking...because it is MASSIVE and all wooden. It's a miracle it hasn't burnt down. It's kind of in the idle of nowhere which makes it even more amazing. It's free to get in as all churches in... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Church was closed the day we visited. It is an amazing size - they say it is the largest wooden church in the world. The grounds around the church are absolutely beautiful.

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Limassol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very special building, not open until 10am. Kerimaki is a small town with all the facilities readily available

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Alanya, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Not like the Cathedral in Milan, but large wooden construction. Located in a small town Kerimaki. Has nice view to lake from bell tower.

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Savonlinna, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The size of this wooden building makes one just gaze in amazement and awe at craftsmanship in such a huge structure. The belfry outside also provides amazing views of beautiful Lake Puruvesi. A visit for a summer church service (it is only used in summer) may be satisfactory, but I cannot recommend this place for a concert. The wooden upright... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The sheer scale of building is awesome when you know its made of wood. Has a separate bell tower - which is apparently very Finnish. It was not open. Is due in 2015 to start acting as a concert hall for classical music to compliment the opera season at nearby Olavin castle in Savonlinna

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L'Estartit, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The church of Kerimäki is the world’s largest Christian wooden church and has the most spacious interior in Finland. Designed by Anders Fredrik Granstedt and built between 1844 and 1847, the church has a length of 45 metres, a width of 42 m, a height of 37 m and a seating capacity of more than 3,000. The construction was completed... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It is a huge church, the largest wooden church in the world apparently. It is definitely worth a visit since it is so unique and you must also climb the stairs to the top to see the view.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Kerimäki wooden church has a very special feeling in it. It starts when you enter the church. Strong wooden scent and massive interior makes the experience more intense. High ceiling with wooden structures is something you don't very often see. The church is actually worlds largest wooden church.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The church and the surroundings are very nice! There is a nice observatory nearby also where you can enjoy the view over the lake! Out of season a bit hard to find a place for coffee though

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