City Church of Jyväskylä

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Jyväskylä City Church is located in the heart of city. The church building was completed in 1880, five years after the establishment of the city parish. The church was designed by architect L. I. Lindqvist and construction led by the Swedish-born architect, Anders Johan Janzon. The red-brick church replaced the earlier wooden church built in 1775.

The new church was needed since the early 1850s due the poor condition and location of old church. When the new church was completed, it was the first stone church in Central Finland. Architecture includes both neo-Roman and neo-Gothic features. The church was originally built near the city square, today it is surrounded by a park. The altarpiece “Jesus blesses the children” was painted by Fredrik and Nina Ahlstedt in 1901.

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Harri L on September 6, 2010

Javier, Thank you very much!

naveen sharma on December 4, 2010

Wonder shot LIKE. Greets navsha45.

Harri L on December 5, 2010

Thank you Navsha your visit, kind words and Like !

Best regards from Finland, Harri

Dubravka Jovanovic on January 23, 2011

...looks like a fairy tale beginning..

Harri L on January 23, 2011

Dubravka, Thank you very much for your very kind comment to my photo.

Harri

Canon PS SX 120 IS on February 4, 2011

like & Voted!

Harri L on February 5, 2011

Andrej, Thank you very much!

georgina guichaquele… on December 6, 2011

Una hermosa postal !!

Harri L on December 6, 2011

Muchas gracias Georgina! Muy amable por su visita y comentario!

Un saludo Harri

Darja Brus on November 10, 2012

Beautiful!!! Like a dream. LIKE! Greetings from Slovenia, Darja.

Harri L on November 11, 2012

Thanks a lot, Darja! I'm glad you liked it.

Best wishes, Harri

Pia Lummaa on December 21, 2012

Hei Harri kaunis kirkko ja luntakin riittävästi ! Hyvää Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta 2013 , un abrazo , Pia

Harri L on December 21, 2012

Kiitos Pia, kommentistasi ja kauniista joulun toivotuksiasta!

Hyvää Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta!

Un afectuoso abrazo de Harri

inboil on April 29, 2013

hieno valouva!pohjolan talvi ja ... :) like

Harri L on April 30, 2013

Kiitos paljon, inboil :)

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on September 24, 2013

Wonderful church, wonderful photo Harri--like 11 YS 8--AnaM

Harri L on September 26, 2013

AnaMaria, thanks a lot for your visit, nice comment and your Like + YS!

Best wishes, Harri

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