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Tampere Cathedral

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Address: Tuomiokirkonkatu 12, Tampere 33100, Finland
Phone Number: 358408048765
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Beautiful architecture and art

The Cathedral is an excellent example of Finnish type of art noveau architecture. The Cathedral has nice paintings, which are not very typical for churches - examples include e.g... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Tampere, Finland
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Tampere, Finland
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cathedral is an excellent example of Finnish type of art noveau architecture. The Cathedral has nice paintings, which are not very typical for churches - examples include e.g. the Garden of Death and the Wounded Angel painted by Hugo Simberg.

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Espoo, Finland
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to my SO's cousin's wedding here, beautiful church from the inside. Also very nice and small with famous paintings on the walls.

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Thank Tea M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice cathedral even if you're not religious, take a few minutes n visit this nice cathedral ,it's unlike any others

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Tampere, Finland
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The church is rather small and because it is a protestant church there is no bling bling inside. There are some impressive wallpaintings from Hugo Simberg but that's about it. Average visit is 15-30 minutes. And you will most likely not visit twice. Maybe for protestants it is different as I am a catholic. I have been visiting lots of... More 

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Rome, Italy
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's is simply one of the simbol of the city, it is advisable to visit. Nice also the inside but for that check the opening hours

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Thank Stexo12
Helsinki, Finland
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315 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cathedral is absolutely beautiful. It is a fine example of the national romantic architecture of the famous Finnish architect Lars Sonck. The frescos by Hugo Simberg are so amazing, symbolic and touching. The snake in the centre of the cathedral roof is not what you would expect, but very impressive. In the gallery there is also the iconic fresco... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tampere Cathedral is maybe the most beautiful Cathedral among those in whole Finland, especially due to the paintings. The place of the church is also very good, only some hundred meters e.g. from railway station.

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Pirkkala, Finland
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49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth visiting when you're nearby. I've visited the church several times. My favorites are Hugo Simberg's paintings: woinded angel, skeleton taking care of the garden and many others.

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Budapest, Hungary
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting stonework and very unusual decor inside, modern and traditional at the same time. Definitely worth a visit, it is quite small and does not require much time.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The architectural style is familiar in Finland but rare in the UK, where it compares with the 'Arts and Crafts' movement of William Morris. But no Arts and Crafts artist ever built a cathedral. There is a coherence to the design so that decorative features appear on stone carving in both the interior and exterior. The motifs of thorn stems... More 

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