St. Olaf's Church, Tyrvää

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St. Olaf's Church in Tyrvää (Finnish: Tyrvään Pyhän Olavin kirkko) is a late medieval fieldstone church in Tyrvää, Sastamala, Finland. It is located on the shore of lake Rautavesi. The church was built approximately in 1510–1516 and burnt down by a burglar on 21 September 1997.[1]

St. Olaf's Church in Tyrvää
Tyrvään Pyhän Olavin kirkko
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St. Olaf's Church in Tyrvää
Religion
AffiliationEvangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
RegionPirkanmaa
Location
LocationVammala, Sastamala, Finland
Geographic coordinates61°21′13″N 022°56′29″E / 61.35361°N 22.94139°E / 61.35361; 22.94139Coordinates: 61°21′13″N 022°56′29″E / 61.35361°N 22.94139°E / 61.35361; 22.94139
Architecture
StyleMedieval
Website
www.pyhaolavi.fi

The church was rebuilt by local people and the interior paintings were created by painters Kuutti Lavonen and Osmo Rauhala.[1]

The reconstruction of the church is documented in the book St. Olaf's Church in Tyrvää by Kuutti Lavonen, Osmo Rauhala, and Pirjo Silveri.

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