Espoon Vanha Kirkko
Espoon Vanha Kirkko (or Espoo Cathedral) is the oldest building in the city of Espoo, making it one of the area's most visited attractions. At first the Espoon Vanha Kirkko was built in the 1400s as a humble church but as recently as 2004 it was honoured with 'cathedral' status following the redefining of diocese boundaries.
From the outside, the Espoon Vanha Kirkko is a simple stone structure with a steep triangular roof and a small but elaborate painted wooden tower to the front. Inside, the Espoon Vanha Kirkko is highly decorated with medieval murals of biblical scenes.
Visiting the Espoon Vanha Kirkko
The Espoon Vanha Kirkko is open to visitors and to those who would like to pray or worship from 11am - 6pm on Mondays, from 10am -6pm on Tuesdays through to Sundays. As opening hours can sometimes vary, it's recommended that visitors call ahead or check the cathedral's website before visiting.
Why choose the Radisson Blu Hotel, Espoo?
The Espoon Vanha Kirkko is just a 20 minute drive from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Espoo, Finland, making this hotel a convenient base for guests looking to explore Espoo's historical attractions. Particularly as the Espoon Kartano - a mansion house that was once the holiday retreat of the Swedish royal family - is also only a short drive away.