Savonlinna Cathedral is located in Savonlinna, Finland. It was built between 1874 and 1878 and designed by architect Axel Hampus Dalström in the Gothic Revival style. It has room for 1000 people.
The people of Savonlinna had to go to the Sääminki church when they didn't have their own church. In 1850 governor Aleksander Thesleff gave order to build a church in Savonniemi. The actual construction began in 1874.
In 1896 the new Diocese of Savonlinna was founded and the Savonlinna church became a cathedral. The first bishop was Gustaf Johansson. In 1925 the bishop's seat was moved to Vyborg, but the church still retained "cathedral" as its name.
During the Winter War on 1 May 1940, Savonlinna was bombed and the church was damaged. It was restored in 1947–1948 by architect Bertel Liljeqvist. In 1990–1991, it was renovated by Ansu Ånström.
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Savonlinna Cathedral Reviews
Serious, somebody put this on trip advisor as something interesting to see... door was closed, very mediocre church on the outside and I have no clue why I wasted my energy waking up to this place. more »
The organconcert of midday gives you a good possibility for rest in the midst of all the rush dooing good for your mind. more »
Beautiful church to sing in. Organ is lovely.
I like the church atmosphere. It is good to be quiet and to be self-without performance. Blessed. I recommend if you are looking for a head reset.
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