The Old Church of Keuruu 1756-1759 was consecrated on the 16th of June in 1758 but was not completed until the next year. It was the third church for the parish of Keuruu. The church was designed by Antti Antinpoika Hakola (1709-1778) who couldn't read or write. That is maybe the reason that there exist no plans or designs of any of the churches he has built. The ceiling-painting's motif is from the Book of Revelations. The most famous of the paintings is "The Last Judgement" which pictures men admitted to Heaven and women sentenced to Hell. The original is at the National Museum in Helsinki.
Address: Keuruuntie 1, 42700 Keuruu
Open: 6.6 - 12.8. at 11-16 (closed on Mid-Summer)
Admission fee: 2 €/person
Guided tours in English, Swedish, German and Italian all year round, please book beforehand.
Price: 80 €/hour (+10 € next hours)
Reservations: The Museum of Keuruu, Tel. +358 40 9655 597, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos from the archive of Visit Keuruu and Maalle -project:
Inside photos by Jyri Karjalainen and outside photo by Leena Jaatinen