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Petajavesi Old Church

Address: Petajavesi, Finland
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Petajavesi
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Barcelona, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

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

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