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Petäjävesi Old Church
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Petäjävesi Old Church

Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Finland
Petäjävesi Old Church, in central Finland, was built of logs between 1763 and 1765. This Lutheran country church is a typical example of an architectural tradition that is unique to eastern Scandinavia. It combines the Renaissance conception of a centrally planned church with older forms deriving from Gothic groin vaults.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Petäjävesi Old Church", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.