Finnish Church (Finska kyrkan)

Finnish Church (Finska kyrkan)

Finnish Church (Finska kyrkan)
3.5
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
How to get there
  • Gamla stan • 5 min walk
  • Kungsträdgården • 8 min walk
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles43 reviews
Excellent
7
Very good
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This small church is located in the Old Town next to the Royal Palace.

The church was opened in 1725 after the Lilla Bollhuset building had been rebuilt into a church. It was a theater until that.

Behind the church is probably a more important sight 'Järnpojke or Iron Boy'. Being only 15 centimeters high it is the smallest public monument of Stockholm.

The church was closed on our visit.
Written October 1, 2019
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,612 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
At a very prominent location on Gamla Stan's Slottbacken (Castle Slope) street I saw written on a rather inconspicuous building: Suomalainen kirkko. Later I found out that a Finnish Church was founded in Stockholm with the advent of Lutheranism, thus way before an Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland or Finland as a state even existed. It is the reason why officially the 'Finnish Church' here still belongs to the Church of Sweden. The building itself, without a tower, had originally been a small ball house, so it says, before the local Finnish community took it over in the early 18th century.
Written December 11, 2018
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lonewolf44
Kingston upon Thames, UK1,298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
This is a distinctive orange painted building just opposite the Royal Palace where it backs on to/faces the Old Town. It doesn't have a steeple but its church shape shows what it is. Open during the day ot is free to go inside and there is a guide if you want to ask questions or look around. It won't detain you long as it's a simple building, but it clearly has a history - the 3 chandeliers alone have history attached. Most people skip the church and head for its small garden to the side as here you'll find the 'iron boy', reputedly Stockholm's smallest statue, with loads of bizarre offerings next to it.
Written August 22, 2018
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Tim Laitila
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
The church has an amazing history. The Stockholm friend who took just sat on a pew while I walked around. A lady heard us speaking English and she asked in Swedish if I were an American. I said yes. Then we both began speaking Finnish and the lady gave me a lot of information and was happy that we met in the church. That church has church books older than anywhere in Finland!
Written September 12, 2023
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA20,260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Business
It’s not a huge place. And the architecture isn’t spectacular. But it is different and has some things to remember people who died in the war. I liked it.
Written June 16, 2018
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Finnish Church (Finska kyrkan), Stockholm

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