This church was built by a seventeenth-century nobleman called Horn who lived in Karuna (close to Turku), in memory of his ... More
Karuna Church (Karunan Kirkko)
This church was built by a seventeenth-century nobleman called Horn who lived in Karuna (close to Turku), in memory of his first wife. According to legend, this was to placate his conscience and as an attempt to guarantee her eternal life in heaven, having ruined her reputation himself by having an affair with his cousin. The church was transferred to Seurasaari at the beginning of the twentieth century. Every Midsummer Eve a wedding takes place here in traditional Finnish style, with horse-drawn carriages and people in national costumes. All visitors to Seurasaari are welcome to join in these festivities. Services are held in Finnish on summer Sundays at 10a. You can only enter this attractive wooden church in the summer, as with all buildings on Seurasaari. You can get to the island year-round, though, by bus from Erottaja.
The Church of St. Herman of Alaska was built in the centre of Tapiola a few years ago. It is
lovely to visit this charming wooden building, located on a small wooded hill right next to the Tapiola school. ...
At least as early as the sixteenth century, the inhabitants of Espoo used to travel several miles to hear the
Word of God in this church, which many people consider to be the most beautiful church in the area. ...