Pyhän Laurin Kirkko

Turku & Finland's South Coast

Dating from the 1480s, Lohja's medieval church contains incredible murals, mostly dating from the beginning of the 16th century. Starting from the right of the chancel, the murals depict the Creation and the story of the Garden of Eden. The narrative continues clockwise around the church, ending with the Last Judgment to the left of the chancel. Look out also for the 15th-century sculpture of St Lawrence on the southern wall.

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Nearby Turku & Finland's South Coast attractions

1. Lohjan Museo

0.24 MILES

Lohja Museum re-creates a schoolhouse and a cowherd’s cottage from centuries past. The collection includes an impressive range of horse-drawn carriages,…

2. Tytyrin Elämyskaivos

0.83 MILES

Learn all about the history and engineering of mining at this working limestone mine, 500m north of Lohja centre. A new state-of-the-art lift whisks…

3. Paikkari Cottage

11.24 MILES

Paikkari Cottage is the birthplace of Elias Lönnrot, collector of Finnish folklore and compiler of the Kalevala epic. It’s an endearing cottage set amid…

4. Nuuksio National Park

16.03 MILES

Close enough to Helsinki for a half-day trip, 35km northwest of the city, this 4500-hectare national park gives an immersive introduction to Finnish…

5. Haltia

17.04 MILES

The gateway to Nuuksio National Park is this atmospheric modern visitor centre in the shape of a nesting duck. Inside, exhibitions evoking the sights and…

6. Fiskars Museum

19.69 MILES

Near the lake, Fiskars Museum details the evolution of the ironworks and the village that grew around it, with a different display of arts and crafts each…

7. Raseborg Castle Ruins

23.14 MILES

Looming on a high rock overlooking a grassy sward, the late-14th-century Raseborg Castle was strategically crucial in the 15th century, when it protected…

8. Espoo Museum of Modern Art

25.53 MILES

In the commuter city of Espoo, this museum has a huge collection of mostly Finnish modern art, ranging from the early 20th century to the present. Works…