Petäjävesi old church

photo: Tero Takalo-Eskola

photo: Tero Takalo-Eskola

photo: Tero Takalo-Eskola

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Petäjävesi Old Church – masterpiece of construction in wood
Petäjävesi Old Church gained inclusion in Unesco's world heritage list as an prime example of northern wooden architecture in 1994. The church is representative of Scandinavian, Lutheran church architecture and the long tradition of log building.

The church, located on a lake shore in Central Finland, was built in 1763-1765. Since the new parish church was built in 1879 the old one has not been used for regular services. Continuous repairs have been carried out since the 1920s.

The church is occasionally open in summer and different types of events are held in the venue.

Read more about Petäjävesi Old Church here.

Petäjävesi Old Church World Heritage coordinator:
tel. +358 40 582 2461
opas (at) petajavesi.fi
Vanhankirkontie 9, 41900 Petäjävesi

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Vanhankirkontie 9
41900 Petäjävesi
 

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The symbols indicate the distance from Kompassiaukio (Compass Square) in the centre of Jyväskylä. (Source: Google Maps)
33 min

Vanhankirkontie 9
41900 Petäjävesi