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Mikael Agricola Church (Mikael Agricolan Kirkko)

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Address: Tehtaankatu 23 A, Helsinki 00150, Finland

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The church is named after Mikael Agricola, the father of written Finnish language, the Bible being the first book he translated into it. A large, functional red brick building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The church is named after Mikael Agricola, the father of written Finnish language, the Bible being the first book he translated into it. A large, functional red brick building erected in 1935 dominates the neighbourhood and the high steeple can be seen far away at sea. In war time it had to be lowered down as not to serve as... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Lars Sonck is the architect of this church, same architect as Sibelius' Ainola home house. It has very tall, simple tower.Interior is interesting and quite minimalistic but unfortunately it is open normally only during ceremonies.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

The single tower is I think the highest in Finland unless taken inside. Culturally the church is interestingly located in the border between well and less well to do. Nowadays such borders do not exist. You have to be rich to live on both sides of the church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

Park in back of the church for free. Closer than walking from metered city parking too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Mikael Agricola Church hosts amazing caffe, with excellent food and great atmosphere. It is surrounded by beautiful little parks and nearby one can also find small and quirky design butiques. Definitively worth a visit

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