Turku Cathedral is the mother church of the Lutheran Church of Finland, and the country’s national shrine. It is also regarded as one of the major records of Finnish architectural history. Turku Cathedral is now over seven hundred years old. A small parish church was built on the hill of Unikankare in Turku, and consecrated as the church of St. Mary around the middle of the 13th century. The church, originally made of wood, and later rebuilt with stone, was consecrated as the Cathedral in 1300. At the same time, the Cathedral was dedicated to the patronage of St. Henry, the first bishop in Finland.
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- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-18
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
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- Edited by: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Edited Image Upload Date: 2009-03-22 1:44
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-22 1:43