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- Porvoo Cathedral
- Alt Name:
- Porvoon Tuomiokirkko
- Late Medieval (1300AD-1500AD)
- Northern Europe
- 1400AD - 1499AD
- Raseborg Castle,
about Porvoo Cathedral
Porvoo Cathedral (Porvoon Tuomiokirkko) is a 15th century Gothic-style church which became a cathedral in 1723.
The first incarnation of Porvoo Cathedral was actually begun in the 13th century and, whilst parts of this survive to this day, its current look mostly dates back to 1414-1418, when it was rebuilt. Over the centuries, Porvoo Cathedral has suffered numerous destructive events including a fire in 2006, which devastated its roof, since repaired.
In 1809, Porvoo Cathedral played an important role in the nation’s history as the opening site of Finland’s first Diet in which the country was affirmed as an autonomous Grand Duchy.
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Address: Kirkkotori 1, 06100 Porvoo
Phone: +358 (0)19 661 11
Located in Porvoo, which is approx 50km northeast of Helsinki along route 7/E18.
Oct-April open Tues-Sat 10am-2pm, Sundays and holidays 2pm-4pm. May-Sept open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Sundays and holidays 2pm-5pm.
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