Visitors can not miss the bold neo-gothic church in Loviisa, since the impressive building is located at the western gateway of the city centre. Loviisa Church was built in 1863–1865. At the Loviisa Church the visitos will be greeted by a large Christ sculpture raised in the center of the altar. The oldest attraction in the church is the bible of 1642. It is the first complete bible written in Finnish.
The oldest building in Loviisa and the oldest church of the area, medieval St. Michael’s Church in Pernaja is considered a church historical treasure. The wooden church in Ruotsinpyhtää is home to the altarpiece entitled “Resurrection”, painted by Helene Schjerfbeck in 1898. It is the only altarpiece ever painted by the artist. The church in Liljendal boasts a singular bell tower.
The churches are open:
The churches in Loviisa and Pernaja are open
June 2nd to August 8th 2020 Tue.–Sun. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Loviisa church is open also on 29–30 Aug. 2020 Sat–Sun from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except when there are ceremonies).
The Strömfors church is open
from June 1st until August 31st Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Liljendal church is open
June 4th to August 6th 2020 on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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