Porvoo cathedral is a cathedral of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland in Porvoo, Finland. It was built in the 15th century, although the oldest parts date from the 13th century. It is the seat of the Diocese of Borgå, Finland's Swedish-speaking diocese. The cathedral is also used for services by the Porvoo Finnish-speaking parish, which is administratively part of the Diocese of Helsinki. The church had first become a cathedral in 1723, when the diocese of Viipuri moved to Porvoo, after the Russian occupation of Viipuri.By using our Porvoo online travel route planner , you can arrange your visit to Cathedral of Porvoo and other attractions in Porvoo.
The church was originally made of wood. The first stone walls were built between 1410 and 1420, and in about 1450, the church was expanded four meters towards the east and six meters towards the south.
The church has been destroyed by fire numerous times; in 1508 by Danish forces and in 1571, 1590 and 1708 by Russian forces. On May 29, 2006, the outer roof collapsed in a fire, however with the inner ceiling undamaged and the cathedral interiors intact. An 18-year-old man was convicted of arson and sentenced to six and a half years in prison. The Cathedral was reopened on July 2, 2008.
The Cathedral was the site of the opening of the first Diet of Finland on 28 March 1809, at which Finland was declared an autonomous Grand Duchy, with the Emperor of Russia as the Grand Duke of Finland.
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Although crowded with tour groups, this simple church retains a quiet elegance and simplicity rarely found. It is well worth a trudge up the hill to see this beautiful icon of Porvoo. more »
オプショナルツアーでポルボーに行った際に観光。ヘルシンキから車で４０分ぐらいのころろのフィンランドせ２番目に古い町みある教会。宗教はよくわかりませんが、プロテスタント教会で、優美なカトリック教会とは一線を隔しているとのこと。きわめて北欧調の教会です。 more »Sightseeing when i went to Porbo on an optional tour. This is finland's second oldest town, about a 40-minute drive from Helsinki. I don't know the religion, but the Protestant church is separate from the graceful Catholic Church. It is a very Scandinavian church.
A gorgeous church worth visiting. Remember to take your caps off and respect others by watching your volume and turning off the flash on your camera. Open most of the tourist season, with exceptions especially on weekends.
Quaint place, the church itself emptomises the Finnish way of life. The town is picture perfect, loads of coffee shops lining the streets. Do check out the local chocolate shops, some really amazing chocolates to carry back home with you! The town also has some toy shops, toys with a Finnish touch
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