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“The biggest wooden church in Europe”
Review of Kerimaki Church

Kerimaki Church
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Kerimaki
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed July 23, 2013

It is said that the size of the church was the result of a miscalculation when it was built (the architect was working in centimetres, which the builder misunderstood to be inches, which are 2.54 times larger). But most likely the church was actually intended to be as big as it is, so it could easily accommodate 5000 people at the same time. The church is closed in winter time as there is no heating. Inside the church there are wooden sculptures of poor men with alms box where you can put coins.

Thank IrinaStPetersburg
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We had a short visit while we were returning from Savonlinna. The church is very interesting and enchanting. When you see how bit it is you might not believe that it is entirely made of wood. There is nothing else in surrounding but its worth a stop.

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Awesome! Worlds largest wooden church and so beautiful! I really enjoyed to feel myself so small in this huge big church!

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Reviewed August 30, 2012

It is claimed to be the largest wooden church in the world, but its exterior is nothing excptional or unusual from the architectural point of view.

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Reviewed August 3, 2012

It's well worth visiting this enormous church. It's on a hill, painted yellow with white windows on the outside. Inside, on a summer day, the sunlight streamed in through all the windows. The walls and pillars are painted a marbled grey. There is a huge pipe organ and a large painting over the altar. The atmosphere is lovely.
It's only used for services in summer because there is no heating. The exception is a special Christmas service with candles. Minus degrees both outside and in.

Give a few euros for the renovation.

Thank Rarisang
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