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Tampere Cathedral

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Address: Tuomiokirkonkatu 12, Tampere 33100, Finland
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Unique place, it's so big inside! And yet, it's a friendly atmosphere. Both the exterior and the interior are worth a look, definitely!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marion H
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique place, it's so big inside! And yet, it's a friendly atmosphere. Both the exterior and the interior are worth a look, definitely!

Thank Marion H
Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

This solid stone building has carvings which link it to Finnish heritage from pre-Christian times. The columns, arches and ceilings are unconventional and combine with murals and leadlight windows to produce a unique church. I understand the accurate depictions of pre-pubescent boys caused some concern to the locals and I can understand why.

Thank Margaret G
Halstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

The extraordinary murals and window glass give pause for thought and wonder, challenging but not confronting conventional Christian ideas.

Thank Sara K
Pori, Finland
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

A place to stop by if you're in town and if you want to have a quiet moment. The architecture isn't extraordinary but it is very old and nice.

Thank FredDee87
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The church is a good representative of its time but what makes it special is the paintings inside, the boys carrying the greenery along the hall walls, the altar painting, and the masterly painting of how skeletons tend their garden left of the altar painting, which is my favorite. Could sit and watch it for ages.

Thank Kati S
Beverley, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are some beautiful churches in Tampere, but if you only have chance to visit one, Tampere Cathedral is the one i would go for.

Thank RnA31
Turku, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

It's a beautiful piece of architecture and also a Place for worship and praying. I love the park outside, too! We walked there just before Sunday service, which we did not want to interfere, so we just peeked in.

Thank Mari6
Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

the cathededral is really a wonderful architectrual building and before entering you feel something special

Thank harpreeth
Winnipegosis, Canada
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

It got voted Most Beautiful Church in Finlnd and I heartily agree. A kind of Art Nouveau style called Narional Romantic Style in Finland. Architect Lars Sonk. Full of wonderful murals and excellent stone carving. To me it looked rather Arts and Crafts. If you like architecture, you will love this building. I was so excited. I only stumbled upon... More 

Thank Philip K
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Every cathedral fan should visit this national romantic masterpiece by Lars Sock. The frescoes by Hugo Simberg and Magnus Enckell are worth to check out. Especially Simberg's wounded angel is very touching.

Thank TommiKangasala

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