Michael Church Turku - Finland Important Tourist Attraction

main facade and staircase of michael church in turku Finland

The western skyline of the city of Turku is dominated by Michael’s church which was consecrated in 1905. It was designed by professor Lars Sonck. When he won the competition for the church in 1894, he was only a 23 year old architectural student.

Michael’s church is a representative example of the neogothic style in architecture. It is a long church with three aisles, galleries and a multifaceted choir. In addition to the main entrance there are also doors at each corner of the church. The sacristy is situated behind the choir. The main spire rises to a height of 77 meters 6om the foundations. Continue reading “Michael Church Turku – Finland Important Tourist Attraction

Santa Claus Village - Rovaniemi - Finland

Sight over the rovaniemi city Touristic attractionRovaniemi has been the business centre of Finnish Lapland since the 19th century. Officially Rovaniemi became a city in 1960, and in 2006 it merged with the surrounding rural municipality of Rovaniemi. Because of its central location and status, Rovaniemi has become a center of education in Finnish Lapland. There are as many as 10 000 university and university of applied sciences level students living in Rovaniemi. Continue reading “Santa Claus Village – Rovaniemi – Finland