Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

September 11, 2018

Holy Martin’s medieval church in Raisio / La iglesia medieval del Santo Martín en Raisio / L’église médiévale de Saint Martin de Tours à Raisio / Igreja medieval de São Martinho de Tours em Raisio

In English:

Seven churches’ tour – introduction

In July 2018 we made a bus tour of seven churches. We noticed this awesome tour in a local newspaper and loved the idea immediately. The tour lasted all day and it included one coffee with snacks and one meal. One coffee meal we paid ourselves. Tour passed on the southwestern area where I have visited seldom. Our group was big consisting of 50 enthusiasts. On the tour we had two guides. The one, real gentleman, who guided us back and forth to the area. The other was local guide, real Lady, which we picked at the destination. This Lady was specialized in the area and guided us in the churches. She was a real “databank” sharing exact information about churches, their history and even some legends. This was necessary, because churches were old. Six churches, of which one was former monastery church, were stone churches and one wooden church.

Here are churches which we visited: church of Raisio, church of Masku, church of Nousiainen, church of Lemu, church of Askainen, church of Merimasku and church of Naantali.

Holy Martin’s medieval church in Raisio

This medieval stone church was built between the years 1500 – 1520. My highlights of this church were to nfind beautiful baroque style wooded chair (1653), awesome crucifix (from1300s), old wall clock and stunning Votive ship (frigate from 1786) hanging from the ceiling.

Notice that the vault’s form is wooden barrel form. The distance from Helsinki is 170km / 106mi. Easiest way to reach Raisio from Helsinki is bus connection, which takes about 2½ hours. Church of Raisio belongs to the road side churches, which means that they are open for visitors in summer time. Inside there is always a guide to serve You.

En español:

Gira por las siete iglesias – introducción

En julio de 2018 hicimos un recorrido en autobús de siete iglesias. Notamos esta increíble gira en un periódico local y nos encantó la idea de inmediato. La excursión duró todo el día e incluía un café con aperitivos y una comida. Una comida de café que pagamos nosotros mismos. El recorrido pasó por el área del sudoeste donde he visitado pocas veces. Nuestro grupo era grande y constaba de 50 entusiastas. En el recorrido teníamos dos guías. El verdadero caballero que nos guió de ida y vuelta al área. La otra era una guía local, señora amable y atenta, que recogimos en el destino. Esta señora estaba especializada en el área y nos guió en las iglesias. Ella era un verdadera “banco de datos” que compartía información exacta sobre las iglesias, su historia e incluso algunas leyendas. Esto era necesario, porque las iglesias eran viejas. Seis iglesias, una de las cuales era la antigua iglesia del monasterio, eran iglesias de piedra y una de madera.

Aquí hay iglesias que visitamos: la iglesia de Raisio, la iglesia de Masku, la iglesia de Nousiainen, la iglesia de Lemu, la iglesia de Askainen, la iglesia de Merimasku y la iglesia de Naantali.

La iglesia medieval del Santo Martín en Raisio

Esta iglesia de piedra medieval fue construida entre los años 1500 – 1520. Mis aspectos más destacados de esta iglesia fueron la hermosa silla barroca de estilo barroco (1653), el impresionante crucifijo (desde 1300), el viejo reloj de pared y el impresionante barco Votive (fragata de 1786) colgando de el techo.

Tenga en cuenta que la forma de la bóveda es la forma de barril de madera. La distancia desde Helsinki es de 170 km / 106 mi. La forma más fácil de llegar a Raisio desde Helsinki es la conexión de autobús, que dura aproximadamente 2 horas y media. La iglesia de Raisio pertenece a las iglesias de caminos, lo que significa que están abiertas para los visitantes en verano. En el interior siempre hay una guía para servirte.

En francais:

Tour des sept églises – introduction

En juillet 2018, nous avons fait une tournée en bus de sept églises. Nous avons remarqué cette superbe tournée dans un journal local et nous avons immédiatement adoré l’idée. La visite a duré toute la journée et comprenait un café avec des collations et un repas. Un pauses-café avec une tasse café et une brioche nous avons payé nous-mêmes. La tournée s’est déroulée dans la région du sud-ouest où je me suis rendu visite rarement. Notre groupe était composé de 50 passionnés. Pendant la tournée, nous avons eu deux guides. Le vrai gentilhomme qui nous a guidés aller-retour dans la région. L’autre était le guide local, une vraie Dame, que nous avons pris à destination. Cette charmante dame était spécialisée dans la région et nous a guidés dans les églises. Elle était une véritable “banque de données” partageant des informations exactes sur les églises, leur histoire et même nous racontant de certaines légendes. C’était nécessaire parce que les églises étaient anciennes. Six églises, dont l’une était l’ancienne église du monastère, les autres étaient des églises en pierre et une église en bois.

Voici les églises que nous avons visitées: l’église de Raisio, l’église de Masku, l’église de Nousiainen, l’église de Lemu, l’église d’Askainen, l’église de Merimasku et l’église de Naantali.

L’église médiévale de Saint Martin de Tours à Raisio

Cette église de pierre médiévale a été construite entre 1500 et 1520. Mes points forts de cette église étaient de trouver une chaise en bois de style baroque (1653), un crucifix impressionnant (datant des années 1300), une horloge murale ancienne et un superbe bateau votif (frégate datant de 1786) suspendu au plafond.

Notez que la forme de la voûte est en forme de tonneau en bois. La distance d’Helsinki est de 170 km / 106 mi. Le moyen le plus simple pour rejoindre Raisio depuis Helsinki est la connexion par bus, qui prend environ deux heures et demie. L’église de Raisio appartient aux églises de la route, ce qui signifie qu’elles sont ouvertes aux visiteurs en été. À l’intérieur, il y a toujours un guide pour vous servir.

Em Português:

Digressão das sete igrejas – introdução

Em julho de 2018 fizemos uma excursão de ônibus de sete igrejas. Percebemos este passeio incrível em um jornal local e nous adorâmes a idéia imediatamente. O passeio durou o dia inteiro e incluiu um café com lanches e uma refeição. Também nós comemos uma refeição de café que nós tínhamos que pagar. A excursão passou à área do sudoeste onde eu visitei raramente. Nosso grupo era grande com 50 entusiastas. Nós temos dois guias. O único, um verdadeiro cavalheiro, que nos guiou de volta para a área. A outra foi a guia local, uma verdadeira dama, que nós apanhamos no destino. Esta senhora era especializada em área e nos guiou nas igrejas. Ela era um verdadeiro “banco de dados” compartilhando informações sobre igrejas, sua história e até algumas lendas. Isso foi necessário, porque as igrejas eram velhas. Seis igrejas, das quais uma igreja foi antiga mosteiro, outros eram igrejas de pedra e uma igreja de madeira.

Aqui são as igrejas que visitamos: igreja de Raisio, igreja de Masku, igreja de Nousiainen, igreja de Lemu, igreja de Askainen, igreja de Merimasku e igreja de Naantali.

Igreja medieval de São Martinho de Tours em Raisio

Esta igreja de pedra medieval foi construída entre os anos 1500 – 1520. Esta bela cadeira de estilo barroco (1653), um crucifixo impressionante (de 1300), um relógio de parede antigo e um deslumbrante navio votiva (fragata de 1786) pendendo do teto.

Observe que a forma de abóbada é forma de barril de madeira. A distância de Helsínquia é 170 km / 106 mi. A maneira mais fácil de chegar a Raisio de Helsinque é a conexão de ônibus, leva quase duas horas e meia. A igreja de Raisio pertence às igrejas do lado da estrada, o que significa que elas estão abertas para os visitantes no horário de verão. Lá dentro há sempre um guia para atendê-lo.

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Have You ever seen these?

Ships inside churches / Barcos dentro de iglesias / Bateaux dans les églises

Beautiful pulpits

Beautiful Altars

Antique church chandeliers

Beautiful altarpieces

Stained glass windows

Gorgeous war memorials

Beautiful bell towers in Finland

You have never seen these and not heard about them!

Statues of Paupers1

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65 Comments »

  1. It is amazing to see these churches that were built many centuries ago! Thank you for sharing this trip with us.

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — September 11, 2018 @ 07:12 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      To me churches are the source of beauty and history. Sometimes there are legends also which are inspiring yet today. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 11, 2018 @ 08:17 | Reply

  2. That is a beautiful church with all these old ‘accessories’ in there, well worth a trip. Thank you for showing us. Tours on a bus are such a good idea, you have guides and see a lot but don’t have to worry about driving.

    Comment by utesmile — September 11, 2018 @ 08:05 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank You. Yes, on a bus tour with guide is worthful due to information which is not easily sometimes to find in Internet. Going from one church to another is easy and on this kind of tours churches are open surely. The only problem is that 50 persons studying church at same time is not good – not easy to hoot pics. I noticed that I missed some gorgeous things. Among my photos there are some which my wife shot.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 11, 2018 @ 08:23 | Reply

  3. cette église est absolument magnifique!!! tous les détails décoratifs, les peintures, les frises sur les murs, les meubles tout semble très bien conservé et c’est remarquable!
    merci pour cette très belle visite, Matti

    Comment by malyloup — September 11, 2018 @ 08:31 | Reply

    • Coucou Maly.

      Merci pour votre commentaire élogieux. Je suis heureux que vous ayez aimé mon poste et apprécié cette église médiévale. Certaines de ces églises m’ont offert des surprises que je ne connaissais pas avant.

      Bisous et bonne journée à toi.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 11, 2018 @ 08:45 | Reply

  4. I would have enjoyed this tour very much.

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — September 11, 2018 @ 09:07 | Reply

    • Hello Amy.

      I am glad that You loved my post. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 11, 2018 @ 10:03 | Reply

  5. Estoy segura de que esta serie dedicada a las iglesias me va a entusiasmar. La de hoy, en su aparente sencillez, es de bellísima. Como bien dices, tiene unos detalles exquisitos y muy valiosos, como el púlpito y la cruz… Tus fotos, como siempre son magníficas. Impresionante el rostro del crucificado. Muchas gracias, Matti.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — September 11, 2018 @ 09:27 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Gracias, dejando palabras tan amables. Estoy seguro de que amarás mi próxima publicación también. Hasta entonces.

      Que tengas un buen día.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 11, 2018 @ 10:08 | Reply

  6. The church tour looked very interesting Matti and the church itself beautiful both inside and out. Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — September 11, 2018 @ 10:01 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Thank You. Many these medieval Church in Finland offer nice inside views. My next post verifies it. 🙂 There will something new to You also.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 11, 2018 @ 10:11 | Reply

  7. Hello. Everything is all beautiful churches. There are many temples in Japan, but unfortunately there are few churches.Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — September 11, 2018 @ 10:55 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      Thank You visiting my blog and leaving kind comment,

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 11, 2018 @ 11:08 | Reply

  8. Good evening (^ ^)
    It’s a wonderful church building. There are also many wooden churches in Nagasaki prefecture in Japan. There is one Catholic church in other cases as well.

    Comment by saganhama — September 11, 2018 @ 12:45 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      I love wooden churches and I have shot many wooden churches. I have not presented many, nine before this one, stone churches, but these old medieval churches tell their own stories, Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 11, 2018 @ 12:49 | Reply

  9. The historical stories and legends would be so interesting to hear. Thanks for sharing Matti, have a great day 🙂

    Comment by a mindful traveler — September 11, 2018 @ 13:52 | Reply

    • Hello Lorelle.

      Thank You leaving Your kind words. History offers us many interesting things. In third part I will tell about a legend known by Finns.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 12, 2018 @ 07:16 | Reply

  10. Fabulous visual tour of the Holy Martin’s Church!

    Comment by Peter Klopp — September 11, 2018 @ 15:13 | Reply

    • Hello Peter.

      I am glad that You loved my post. Thank You commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 12, 2018 @ 07:21 | Reply

  11. Your bus tour must have been fascinating. This church is very beautiful and interesting. I’m looking forward to seeing the other churches on the tour.

    Comment by seniorhiker — September 11, 2018 @ 15:33 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      I enjoyed reading Your kind comment. This kind tour was the first one to us and we loved it very much. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 12, 2018 @ 07:30 | Reply

  12. Sounded like a wonderful tour……….Thank you so much for sharing………Hoping you are sharing the others you saw also…..survivor972002@midco.net……

    Comment by Mary Ann — September 11, 2018 @ 17:35 | Reply

    • Hello Mary.

      Thank You showing interest in my post and leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 12, 2018 @ 09:42 | Reply

  13. The church looks very lovely in every detail.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos again.

    Comment by 洋子 — September 11, 2018 @ 18:00 | Reply

    • Hello August.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. I appreciate it.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — September 12, 2018 @ 09:47 | Reply

  14. Fascinating churches! Would love to read about their stories and legends. Thank you! Christine

    Comment by C.E.Robinson — September 11, 2018 @ 18:38 | Reply

    • Hello Christine.

      I am glad that You are interested in my future medieval Churches posts. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 12, 2018 @ 09:50 | Reply

  15. Wow, this is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this. I always love seeing old churches and the work involved with them. All the detail is amazing.

    Comment by ourlittleredhouseblog — September 11, 2018 @ 19:10 | Reply

    • Hello ourlittleredhouseblog.

      How nice comment. I appreciate it. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 12, 2018 @ 10:11 | Reply

  16. I really enjoy visiting beautiful churches like this one. Thanks for these lovely photos.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — September 11, 2018 @ 22:56 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      I am glad that You enjoyed my post. Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 12, 2018 @ 10:43 | Reply

  17. I was delighted to see the old church! So many wonderful details,those paintings,Jesus on the cross, that beautiful ship and the doorway were my favorites. Thank you for sharing!

    Comment by Deb — September 12, 2018 @ 03:22 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      Thank You leaving so kind words. The ship is a Votive ship. This one is extremely beautiful and this time I was happy when founding a new one me.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 12, 2018 @ 10:50 | Reply

  18. Bonsoir Matti, cette église médiévale de Roisi est vraiment très belle, les meubles sont bien conservés, les fresques de toute beauté, les petits détails aussi, le bateau est superbe, on voit que tout a été bien conservé c’est un lieu à découvrir et tu me l’a fait découvrir mon ami MERCI bises MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — September 13, 2018 @ 17:26 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Quel plaisir de lire ton aimable commentaire. Cela m’a réchauffé le cœur et m’a rendu heureux. Merci.

      Je te souhaite un bon dimanche. Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — September 16, 2018 @ 07:57 | Reply

  19. What a fabulous way to do a tour. So much history and beauty in this church.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — September 14, 2018 @ 17:08 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      I am sorry for the late answer to Your kind comment. We spent a couple of days elsewhere, because it was time to visit my father’s grave and put winter flowers in his grave. It’s a Finnish habit to visit to the tombs of our families and because my dad’s tomb is far away, we spent a night in another town made his tomb beautiful with flowers. Same thing will be done in the spring. Thank You.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 16, 2018 @ 08:14 | Reply

      • Oh that is a lovely tradition. I’m sure a sad yet special time as well.

        Comment by Sue Slaght — September 16, 2018 @ 19:11 | Reply

  20. I like this architect.
    My heart is clearing.
    Rock wall is fine!
    Thank you!

    Comment by キース — September 15, 2018 @ 09:03 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      I am glad that You visited my blog and left Your kind commant. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 16, 2018 @ 08:19 | Reply

  21. Beautiful photos ~ such history and craftsmanship. Excellent post.

    Comment by Dalo 2013 — September 17, 2018 @ 12:56 | Reply

    • Hello Randall.

      I am glad that You loved my post and its photos. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 18, 2018 @ 07:10 | Reply

  22. This looks like such a lovely tour of seven churches. Sometimes you wonder why you haven’t heard of tours in your local town sooner…but always better late then never. The photos here are amazing, and it looks like plenty of light illuminating the churches from the outside in. The hourglasses caught my eye. I wonder how were those used back in the day… Great post 🙂

    Comment by Mabel Kwong — September 17, 2018 @ 13:09 | Reply

    • Hello Mabel.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment. Well, I think that advertising in a local newspaper is cheaper than in the leading newspaper of Helsinki. Somebody had to turn them upside down, I think.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 18, 2018 @ 07:17 | Reply

  23. Very ornate pulpit… lovely…

    Comment by RMW — September 17, 2018 @ 16:31 | Reply

    • Hello RMW.

      Thank You commenting so nicely. Well this was quite typical pulpit. During years I have collected photos of pulpits in one post and presented there very modest and gorgeous pulpits. If You are interested to see them:

      Pulpits in churches

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 18, 2018 @ 07:24 | Reply

  24. I have been to Raisio several times but never went to any of the churches – I see now what I missed. Thanks for taking us along on your journey.

    Comment by Zambian Lady — September 20, 2018 @ 18:51 | Reply

    • Hello Zambian Lady.

      How nice to read that You noticed what churches offer – they offer beauty for a man’s eye. For example, those Votive ships are master pieces of handicrafts. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 21, 2018 @ 07:48 | Reply

  25. Upeita kuvia, Matti! Kyllä on kaunis kirkko!

    Comment by Tiny — September 23, 2018 @ 15:46 | Reply

    • Hei Helen.

      Kiitos kehuista ja aivan ansiosta. Suomen kirkot ovat kauniita, vaikka ne eivät ole kullalla kuorutettu, kuten joissakin maissa.

      Hyvää alkanutta viikkoa.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 24, 2018 @ 08:19 | Reply

  26. The old medieval church of Raisio is rather beatiful – both inside and outside! I enjoyed “walking” around! ^^ So interesting to see the triumph crucifix, the paintings, the sand glasses (?) and your personal highlights mentioned at the beginning, Matti.

    I’m a bit late in visiting this blog post, I’m sorry, but this time it regrettably didn’t show up in the WP reader.
    Thanks for showing this impressive old building! – Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — September 23, 2018 @ 21:20 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You. You are not late with Your comment. I am glad that You saw my photos and loved them. Next Church presents a Church which has skillfully painted curtains on it walls. As You noticed our medieval churches are quite modest, because they are not gold covered inside. “Sand” glass is hour glass or in German Sanduhr. We call them in Finnish “Tiimalasi” and it seems that the word Tiima come from the Word Time, “Zeit-Glas”. 🙂

      I wish You a happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 24, 2018 @ 08:34 | Reply

      • Thanks for your further explanation, Matti! It’s sometimes surprising to see clocks or these “Sanduhren” in a church. I never noticed them in German churches until I visited a small church in a German region called East Frisia. I asked and a man explained that they used to have a clock especially in this church as their pastor always tended to give an extremely long sermon. Too long … He should have a grandstand view of the clock and the time that already had passed but it’ s doubtful that this – in general – is the reason to set out clocks somewhere in the nave, 😉

        Comment by ladyfromhamburg — September 24, 2018 @ 23:01 | Reply

        • Hello Michèle.

          I have found in my earlier church posts hour glasses. I dug up one of my old post presenting an old red wooden post from 1647-1652. It was there, where I saw for the first time a German Lady who was interested in our old churches. if the sermons are too long, this Church offers a different solution for parishioners, so that they do not get bored. When You look at this Church inside, You will soon understand about what I mean. 🙂

          Old wooden church of Pyhamaa

          All the best to You,
          Matti

          P.S. Pyhämaa is in German Heiliges Land.

          Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2018 @ 11:40 | Reply

          • Thanks for the additional link to your post of 2009! I think I know what you mean …. 😉

            Comment by ladyfromhamburg — September 25, 2018 @ 18:38 | Reply

            • Yes. Nowadays we could say that, it is a Church full of graffiti presenting scenes from the Bible. Until now I have found three “picture” churches in my country including this one. I think that it is my second post, because this was published in November 27, 2009 and my first post presenting a glass museum was posted in November 23, 2009. Anyway, not so bad start of blogging. 🙂 Matti

              Comment by Sartenada — September 26, 2018 @ 07:17 | Reply

  27. Good evening (^ ^)
    It’s a wonderful church interior and exterior! There are many churches on the Goto Islands in Nagasaki prefecture, and it is a world heritage.

    Comment by saganhama — September 25, 2018 @ 13:13 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      Thank You for Your nice comment. Very interesting to read that there are many churches on theGoto Islands. World heritage sites are always worth for a visit.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 26, 2018 @ 08:16 | Reply

  28. Nvere realised there was such richness of church architecture in your part of the world. Thanks for letting me know!

    Comment by Francis — September 30, 2018 @ 11:10 | Reply

    • Hello Francis.

      Thank You leaving Your kind words. I appreciate them.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 30, 2018 @ 11:46 | Reply

  29. What a lovely tour of these old churches! Thank you for sharing your photos with us!

    Comment by northwestphotos — October 3, 2018 @ 17:01 | Reply

    • Hello Peggy.

      Thank You leaving Your kind words. I am glad that You visited my blog and loved my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 4, 2018 @ 06:58 | Reply


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