Mikael Agricola Church

The church of Mikael Agricola is a brick church built between 1933 and 1935 in the functionalist style. A design competition was held for the construction of the church in 1930. Out of 56 proposals, the award committee chose the design by the architect Lars Sonck (1870-1956). Since the Lutheran church was built, as its name suggests, the Anglican Church of Finland has also held services on the premises of the Mikael Agricola Church.

About this building

Key Features

  • Architecture
  • Monuments

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Café within 500m

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St. John's Church

St. John's Church is a church built between 1888 and 1891 by Stockholm architect Adolf Emil Melander. The church is one of the most outstanding examples of neo-Gothic churches in Finland. The church was damaged during the great bombing of Helsinki in February 1944; among other things, several windows were broken. The church was restored for its centenary, and then part of the old decorative paint layer was exposed on the gallery wall.

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German Church

The German church was built in 1864 and designed by Harald von Bosse and C. J. von Heideken in the neo-gothic style. The church burnt down in 1958 and was then repaired according to the plans of architect O. Hansson. Between 1997 and 2001 the church underwent a major renovation, modification and extension of the buildings, designed by architects Juha Leiviskä and Rosemarie Schnitzler.

Old Church

The Old Church of Helsinki is the oldest church in Helsinki city centre, completed in 1826 by the architect Carl Ludvig Engel. The Old Church was originally intended only as a temporary solution when the 18th century Ulrika Eleonora Church, which was replaced by Helsinki Cathedral, was demolished to make way for the Senate square. Due to the temporary character, the old church was built of wood and without bells. The Old Church is surrounded by the Old Church Park, which was a former cemetery.