Church of St. Herman of Alaska (Herman Alaskalaisen Kirkko), Espoo
Kaupinkalliontie, Espoo 02100
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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 ... More
Church of St. Herman of Alaska (Herman Alaskalaisen Kirkko)
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. It was designed by the Orthodox priest-architect, Paul Hesse, as a synthesis of the Byzantine traditions and modern architecture, and the icons were made by Alexander Wikström. The church is also known for its wall decorations. Tours are often organized, while regular services are held daily. Call for more details.
This church designed by professor Aarno Ruusuvuori is situated on Tapionraitti, which leads to the centre of Tapiola. The church,
cubic in form, represents a type of architecture, unusual to Finland. The church seems to form its own little ...
A blue, onion shaped globe tops this small, wooden historic building. It was built in the 1830s marking a site
that has had constant Athabascan presence since at least 1652 (though oral tradition has it that the settlement dates ...
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. ...