Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

December 10, 2010

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

In English:

Turku Cathedral.

This is the third church in my series: “Four totally different churches in Finland”.

This cathedral is situated in Turku which is the third biggest city in Finland and only about two hours by car from Helsinki to the Western coast.

This stone church was started to build in the late 13th century, and was dedicated as the main cathedral of Finland in 1300. Still nowadays this beautiful church is one of the most notable historical buildings in Finland. There has been during our history many big fires which have destroyed our churches, so also this one was badly damaged during the Great Fire of Turku in 1827, and it was rebuilt later.

The seating capacity is 1200. Cathedral is full of history. One mentionable thing is buried, famous persons in our history. Turku Cathedral is national Shrine of Finland. In this cathedral there is also one of my favorite founded in churches – Votive (ex voto)-Ship or Church Ship as they are called also.

En español:

Catedral de Turku.

Esta es la tercera iglesia en mi serie: “Cuatro iglesias totalmente diferentes en Finlandia”.

Esta catedral se halla en Turku lo que es la tercera más grande ciudad en Finlandia y sólo acerca de dos horas en carro de Helsinki.

Esta iglesia de piedra fue comenzada a construida en los finales del siglo XIII, y fue dedicada como la principal catedral de Finlandia en 1300. Todavía actualmente esta hermosa iglesia es uno de los edificios históricos más notables en Finlandia. Ha occurido durante nuestra historia muchos fuegos grandes que han destruidos nuestras iglesias, así también este catedral fue dañado mal durante el Gran Fuego de Turku en en 1827, y fue reedificado más tarde.

La cabida es 1200 personas. Catedral está lleno de nuestra historia. Una cosa de mentionable es, famosas personas enterradas de nuestra historia. La Catedral de Turku es el Relicario nacional de Finlandia. En esta catedral hay también uno de mi cosas favoritos en iglesias – buque de exvoto.

En français:

Cathédrale de Turku.

Il s’agit de la troisième église dans ma série: “Quatre églises totalement différentes en Finlande”.

Cette cathédrale est située dans Turku qui est la troisième plus grande ville dans Finlande et seulement à peu près deux heures en voiture d’Helsinki.

Cette église de pierre a été commencée construr au fin de 13e siècle, et a été dédiée comme la cathédrale principale de Finlande en 1300. Toujours de nos jours cette belle église est un des bâtiments historiques et les plus notables dans Finlande. Il y a eu pendant notre histoire beaucoup de feux grands qui a détruits nos églises, donc aussi ceci l’église a été mal endommagé pendant le Grand Feu de Turku dans 1827, et elle a été reconstruitée plus tard.

La capacité c’est 1200. Cathédrale est pleine d’histoire. Une chose de mentionable est, les personnes célèbres enterrées de notre histoire. La Cathédrale de Turku est le Sanctuaire nationale de Finlande. Dans cette cathédrale il y a aussi une chose préféré par moi dans les églises – un bateau de Votive (Ex-Voto).

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

Turku Cathedral / Catedral de Turku / Cathédrale de Turku

33 Comments »

  1. What a huge cathedral! I love the stone work and masonry. The stained glass windows are beautiful as well as the dome. I am curious as to what are those prone tomb-like figures by the medieval knight? And is that a type of Holy Grail box that curiously looks somewhat Egyptian and lasciviously ornate? Very intriguing photos!

    Comment by Anna — December 10, 2010 @ 16:55 | Reply

    • Hi Anna.

      Thank You for Your interest of this historic cathedral. I have some difficulties to answer to Your question, but there is quite good page in English (better than Wikipedia pages) in Internet:

      http://www.turunsrk.fi/portal/en/turku_cathedral/

      There are so many things in details, that they might help You.

      This time my photos are from two different years and also taken with two different cameras. In some photos my old camera beat my newer one, well it happens.🙂

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by sartenada — December 10, 2010 @ 17:07 | Reply

  2. Hello Matti,
    Cette cathédrale, par sa taille imposante et l’aspect plus austère des grandes voutes, se rapproche de nos églises.
    J’avoue que, par besoin de dépaysement sans doute (!), je préfère les églises que tu nous présentes le plus souvent, caractéistiques de Finlande, plus claires et plus joyeuses avec leur bois peint.
    Ici, c’est cette armure avec des murs rouges et des fresques qui me plaisent le plus, et bien sûr, le bateau !
    Très bon week-end.
    Bises

    Comment by Marion B. — December 10, 2010 @ 17:05 | Reply

    • Salut Marion.

      Merci beaucoup de m’avoir fait un commentaire si agreable. Eh bien, Comme tu le dis aussi, moi j’aime aussi personnellement plus intimes églises en bois qui sont situées loin des routes grandes.🙂 Bien, je pense que cette église a presque le même niveau que quelques églises européennes anciennes, soupir, je l’espère.

      Je te souhaite un très agréable weekend!

      Comment by sartenada — December 10, 2010 @ 17:22 | Reply

  3. Like you,I think the Church ship is very impressive, really beautiful.Is the very top of the tower, wooden, with a copper roof? It almost looks as if it was added at a later date – maybe it was. This is a striking building, but I think I prefer the intimacy of the smaller churches. Thank you for taking us inside for another tour.

    Comment by jackiequeen — December 10, 2010 @ 17:28 | Reply

    • Hi Jackie.

      Thank You for Your visit and leaving comment. Well, I checked that roof from my original photo by zooming it heavily and the result seems to be copper. BTW, You said nearly the same way as Marion, that You like smaller churches. The fact is that, so do I also. My favorite churches in my country are small wooden intimate churches, maybe the red ones far away highways.

      Happy Weekend!

      Comment by sartenada — December 10, 2010 @ 17:40 | Reply

  4. Une autre visite intéressante, cette fois-ci dans une cathédrale imposante. Comme Anna, j’aime la maçonnerie aux pierres et, peut-être, époques différentes. Les vitraux sont lumineux et les décorations intérieures riches. Cette église ressemble plus aux nôtres dans des villes de l’importance de Turku. La fresque (43) est merveilleuse Merci encore pour ces belles photos🙂 Bonne fin de semaine !

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — December 11, 2010 @ 08:15 | Reply

    • Bonjour Isa.

      Merci beaucoup Isa. Comme tu as pu lire, cette cathédrale est en quelque sorte notre fierté lorsque l’on pense au églises dans mon pays.

      Je suis si heureux de ton visite sur mon blog et ton commentaire.

      Je te souhaite un très agréable weekend!

      Comment by sartenada — December 11, 2010 @ 10:48 | Reply

  5. That is a magnificent church and one of great beauty. Your photos of it are excellent! I would enjoy touring it and then being able to attend a service there. I think the atmosphere would be wonderful too.

    Comment by montucky — December 11, 2010 @ 08:25 | Reply

    • Hi Montucky.

      Thank You. This church or better said Cathedral is in our country a Cathedral which might be very nearby to those European Cathedrals. Of course it is not so beautiful, but anyway. This summer I visited in other Cathedrals in my country and they are not so “pompous” than this one. They are smaller, less decorative, but in their way they are “cozies”.

      Cathedral of Turku can be seen every year in television when Christmas is coming. We have long tradition, nearly since the medieval ages that the “Yule Peace” is announced in Turku in our country at the house of Prinkkala at nearby square of Cathedral and then one can see the Cathedral at background. This square is selected to the scene since 1827. Thousands of people are gathering together to listen to the declaration of Yule. This happens on December 24th at midday. Sometimes it has been so cold that brass instruments of Navy must have been warmed when listening to the music. Well, maybe I got lost again to the sidetracks, sorry.

      I am glad about Your interest concerning our clerical traditions and to this Cathedral.

      Comment by sartenada — December 11, 2010 @ 10:42 | Reply

  6. toutes tes photos sont très belles.
    je te souhaite une bonne soirée et un bon dimanche
    a+
    frammy

    Comment by frammy — December 11, 2010 @ 21:32 | Reply

    • Salut Frammy.

      Berci beaucoup. Je te remercie de ton avis.

      Belle journèe á toi.

      Comment by sartenada — December 12, 2010 @ 11:05 | Reply

  7. Wow, I really have to say that Finnish church is an eye opener to me!
    The interior design is minimalistic yet beautiful.
    I like it because when you have too much stuff, it’s hard for my eyes to focus.

    The external facade is very interesting, it was built with different stones and bricks too.

    Comment by London Caller — December 12, 2010 @ 03:57 | Reply

    • Hello London Caller.

      Thank You, Sir. It is “funny” that how little we know about our world. When I was young, I visited in London many times. Now times have been changed and I with them, so my memories have been fading. But no problems, these blogs around the world bring to our consciousness new things to be opened, new info thru wonderful texts and amazing photos.

      Have a wonderful Sunday!

      Comment by sartenada — December 12, 2010 @ 11:14 | Reply

      • Oh yes, memory is a funny thing!
        Sometimes, the more you try to remember something. You’ll never be able to remember it.
        Then, when you don’t need that piece of information. It suddenly appeared in your head!

        Comment by London Caller — December 19, 2010 @ 03:09 | Reply

  8. I love the way you present your Churches and Cathedral series ! All these details shots are fantastic… You did a great job, as usual🙂
    Have a wonderful sunday🙂

    Comment by Tamara — December 12, 2010 @ 16:12 | Reply

    • Hi Tamara.

      Thank You so much. When presenting my “unknown” country, I have had in my mind, that in this case one photo is not enough. That is why I have a series of photos, that the visitor can have good idea of the whole.

      Je te souhaite aussi un bon dimanche.

      Comment by sartenada — December 12, 2010 @ 17:24 | Reply

  9. Wow, when I saw the first photos of the interior, I thought it was a plain style with all the artistry in the geometry of the building itself, the clean lines, flowing curves, the predominant white colour. THEN came that AMAZING pulpit with the staircase and canopy… and then the stained glass windows and the wrought iron etc.
    I love how the outside of the church features both stone and brick, I adore the paintings on the ceilings and on the walls! Your wonderful photos show off the detail very well and it’s brilliant to learn a little about buildings in Finland, a country that isn’t often in the News and which I only know a small amount about.
    I’m very much looking forward to seeing the Fourth Church too.. yes they ARE all very different, but so far all spectacular in their own right. Great post! Thanks!!!

    Comment by kiwidutch — December 12, 2010 @ 17:31 | Reply

    • Hello kiwidutch.

      I am glad if my post gave to You some idea of this historic church. Every time when I have visited in this cathedral, I am very impressed by those persons which are buried there. I am not used to think that inside churches there are buried people. Well, I’ll hope that my next and final church in this consecutive posts do not cause any disappoint to You, Mam.

      Thank You very much for Your visit and nice comment.

      Have a wonderful Sunday.

      Comment by sartenada — December 12, 2010 @ 17:45 | Reply

  10. beautiful church!!!! photos really really show it in all its glory

    Comment by splphotography — December 13, 2010 @ 18:57 | Reply

    • Hi splphotography.

      So nice to read Your comment. Thank You very much.

      Comment by sartenada — December 14, 2010 @ 07:12 | Reply

  11. Dear Sartenada, It’s a pleasure to visit your blog (I love detail and beautiful things, and clearly so do you)I haven’t been disappointed yet, so I’m sure the next church will not disappoint either. By the way… I’m a “Mam” of the female persuasion rather than a “Sir” LOL. Have an excellent day my new friend!

    Comment by kiwidutch — December 13, 2010 @ 22:29 | Reply

    • Hi kiwidurch.

      I am so sorry for saying Sir. Now I have corrected it. Thank You so much.

      Comment by sartenada — December 14, 2010 @ 07:08 | Reply

  12. Another amazing church. So many beautiful details!

    Comment by kateri — December 14, 2010 @ 05:45 | Reply

    • Hello Kateri.

      I am so glad that You visited here and left Your comment. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Comment by sartenada — December 14, 2010 @ 07:11 | Reply

  13. Another great presentation of this magnificent and beautiful church. Thank you!

    Comment by truels — December 14, 2010 @ 17:39 | Reply

    • Hi Truels.

      I am so glad that You liked this cathedral. Thank You visiting and leaving a comment.

      Comment by sartenada — December 15, 2010 @ 07:17 | Reply

  14. Good evening Matti,
    This church is very big and not comparable to the other of your churches. It is similar in architecture, interior including stained glass in the windows, various Catholic churches in our region. The high ceilings and columns to keep the church inside look even larger and more spacious. Interestingly, the images 7/8/9, the view of the organ. The splendor of the organ comes naturally and clearly. In Figures 13 to 19 of view of the altar and the pulpit was interesting. The colorful carvings including processing the gold, look very nice and not pretentious. Also interesting are the pictures 26/28/29/30/31/32/36/37/38/39/40/42 to 53 All images in this series are in their own way very beautiful and interesting. I thank you for allowing me to participate in the church leadership. It is always interesting and informative. I look forward to the next trip to your blog. Thank you for your nice comments, the e-mail and the beautiful picture. It made me very happy. I reply at the weekend. We wish you and Anja, all the best and health on your common everyday ways. Dear greetings Christel and Detlev

    Comment by Christel — December 14, 2010 @ 20:47 | Reply

    • Hello Christel.

      Thank You Christel. I see that You spent long time on my post and evaluated my photos and enjoyed yourself viewing this cathedral. Next church is very different looking church, especially from inside and it will finalize my series of presenting consecutive different churches in my country. After that there will be some Christmas posts.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by sartenada — December 15, 2010 @ 07:25 | Reply

  15. Bonsoir

    C’est encore de très belles photos et les couleurs sont magnifique.

    je te souhaite de passé une agréable soirée.

    Comment by frammy — December 16, 2010 @ 00:42 | Reply

    • Bonjour Frammy.

      Merci beaucoup. Belle journèe á toi.

      Comment by sartenada — December 16, 2010 @ 07:26 | Reply

  16. Very interesting building which is definitely medieval in appearance. There is so much history here but as a place of worship I find it foreboding and somewhat depressing. But if it was filled with people, it might feel different that it looks.

    Comment by Ruth — December 19, 2010 @ 14:55 | Reply

    • Hello Ruth.

      Thank You. I agree with Your comment concerning about worship in this cathedral. Too big, no intimate place to my mind.

      Happy Sunday.

      Comment by sartenada — December 19, 2010 @ 16:03 | Reply


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