Taulumäki Church

Distance to the target from Kompassinaukio in Jyväskylä:

24 min. 16 min.

Lohikoskentie 2
40200 Jyväskylä

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Taulumäki Church

Designed by Elsi Borg and completed in 1929, Taulumäki Church stands proudly in the Taulumäki district near the centre of Jyväskylä. The more than 30 metres tall bell tower can be seen from a distance. The neoclassical church is considered one of the masterpieces of Finnish architecture from the 1920s. 

An architectural competition was arranged for the design of Taulumäki Church, and the winner was Elsi Borg with her proposal dubbed MESEK. Other participants included Alvar Aalto and Erik Bryggman. The discovery that the winning design was by a woman caused some controversy in architectural circles, but Borg was commissioned regardless. Taulumäki Church is the first church building designed by a woman in Finland. 

The church is a spectacular architectural sight and a work of art. There are several works of art inside as well, including frescoes by Paavo Leinonen. The church’s second name, Enkelten kirkko (the Church of Angels), is based on the numerous paintings of angels inside. There are 24 of them in total. The church is illuminated at night, making the already impressive building an eye-catching sight. 

Taulumäki Church is the primary church of the Jyväskylä parish. 

Sources:
Jyväskylän seurakunta
Arkkitehtuurimuseo

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