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Address: Petajavesi, Finland
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Unique church!

Visitin this very beautiful and unique old church you may feel the ancient life in Finland. Atmosphere is unique: you feel the peace inside the church.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Visitin this very beautiful and unique old church you may feel the ancient life in Finland. Atmosphere is unique: you feel the peace inside the church.

Thank kariv7
Modra, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I just can't find enough superlatives to describe the sheer beauty and charm of the place. The colours, wood, terva smell...

Thank Bronhilda44
Nurmijarvi, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We were driving past Petäjävesi and saw this lovely church from the road. We had to make an U-turn and return to take a look. It was really worth it. What a lovely wooden church. It's one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Finland. Oh wow, the outside of the church is so pretty and the surrounding cemetery have... More 

Thank niinan2
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Old angels and holy men & Saint Mary made by simple country men are really amazing just as the atmosphere of the church and its surroundings. Worth of visiting.

Thank railim170
Tel Aviv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

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.

Thank galiavu
Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

Thank HGast
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 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.

Thank Mireia P
Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank MikeS_NL

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