Turku Cathedral

 

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Turku cathedral Mother Church of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, and the most important church in Turku or even whole country (the bells of the Cathedral are broadcasted in national radio).


It was consecrated in 1300, as a Cathedral of Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Henry. The architectural style was changing through history, the last big renovation took place after the great fire in 1827. The tower reached then height of 101 meters above sea level, and is one of the main Turku symbols. Interiors of the cathedral are also from period after the great fire, with 19th century altarpiece, and romantic style frescos. This paintings depicts scenes from New Testament, and a historical events from Finnish history – first baptism in finland and presentation of first bible in Finnish language. 





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