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Wow! so beautiful and inspiring

Though we're not really of the right religion… but this place is so authentic that you can't help but FEEL the history and lives of the people of this region throughout the last... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Though we're not really of the right religion… but this place is so authentic that you can't help but FEEL the history and lives of the people of this region throughout the last few centuries. The ancient wood works are awesome. A great place to visit – just a very short distance from the main road, and yet another world.

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Eichberg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We visited Petajavesi Old Church for a concert, they played Sibelius. Great location and great music.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful old wooden church that dates back to 1763. The old church remains to be in very good shape based on it's age. It was used every Sunday up until 1879 when the new church was built across the river. A UNESCO world heritage site since 1994. Fortunately when I was there it was open and plenty of information... More 

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Ylojarvi, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Petäjävesi Old Church is a unique, tiny, all-wooden church located in Petäjävesi, Finland. It was built in 1765.It is located about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the west of the centre of Petäjävesi. It has retained its original appearance and interior decoration exceptionally well. If you're looking for peace and quiet while admiring the simplest but most sincere work... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great Old Church, very different from the churches I am used to. Completely built with wood, all the interiors. Very nice light coming trough the windows and illuminating the interior of the church. The floors are quite irregular, but nothing to be sacred of. Also, very nice surroundings, the lake, fields of grass and the wood fence.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

18th century wooden church listed on the Unesco world heritage list. The church is situated on a junction of waterways and is a very nice example of Finnish wooden architecture. The church is still in use of services to this day

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

This site has now been entered into UNESCO heritage sites. Generations of my family have been married at this church. I find the simpleness of it the most beautiful. It is a must see as it is one of the most historical and beautiful Churches in Finland.

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Really worth visiting: you can feel the atmosphere of the ancient times.

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