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 angels designed by legendary Finnish architect Alvar Aalto were added to the ceilings. The current ceiling paintings were completed by the artist..
Taulumäki Church – Church of Angels
Jyväskylä Orthodox Church
Saint Olav Church (Olavi Kivimaa 1962)
Laukaa Church (J.C.L. Engel 1835)
Saravedentie 4, 41340 Laukaa, tel. +358 400 821 132/parish, www.laukaasrk.fi
Muurame church A church dating from 1929 designed by Alvar Aalto during the classic period and recently restored to its original state. Open 6.1. – 2.6. Tue and Thu 11.00-15.00 3.6. – 11.8. Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00, guide present Summer..
Sanantie 7, 40950 Muurame, tel. +358 14 373 1025 (church registry office), www.muuramensrk.fi