Jyväskylä City Church. Picture: Keijo Penttinen
Petäjävesi Old Church celebrates its 250th anniversary
Following in Alvar Aalto’s footsteps: Muurame Church
Built in the 1760s, the magnificent Petäjävesi Old Church is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Completed in 1880, Jyväskylä City Church is located in the heart of the city, in the middle of the vibrant Church Park. Jyväskylä also has a beautiful Orthodox church. The main church of the Jyväskylä parish is Taulumäki Church, which was designed by Elsi Borg and completed in 1929. It is also known as the Church of Angels, because of its many paintings of angels. Kuokkala Church, the newest church in Jyväskylä, is an impressive work of architecture, with excellent acoustics.
The Toivakka Church was built between 1879 and 1882. The interiors were refurbished in 1923, when the angel paintings designed by Alvar Aalto were added on the ceilings. The current ceiling paintings are by artist Pellervo Lukumies 1972–1973.
Taulumäki Church – Church of Angels
Kirkkotie 2, 41520 Hankasalmi, tel. +358 20 780 9860 (church registry office), www.evl.fi/srk/hankasalmi
Jyväskylä Orthodox Church
Saint Olav Church (Olavi Kivimaa 1962)
Yrjönkatu 36, 40100 Jyväskylä, tel. +358 14 612 659, olavi.catholic.fi
Laukaa Church (J.C.L. Engel 1835)
Saravedentie 4, 41340 Laukaa, tel. +358 400 821 132/parish, www.laukaasrk.fi
Based on Alvar Aalto’s design, the Church of Muurame was completed in 1929. The winner of the Finnish Exterior Lighting Award 2017. Open 9 Jan–27 May Tue and Thu 11-15; 28 May–12 Aug Mon–Fri 10–17; 13 Aug–16 Dec Tue..