Churches and other sights in Vantaa
The parish church is in the heart of parish life and usually also the centre of its activities. Each Vantaa congregation has a church that they call their home church, and some parishes have several. Churches are places of worship, but they often function as meeting places or concert venues as well.
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While churches are dear to the parish members, some are also recognized as local sights that attract a large number of tourists and other visitors. You can admire beautiful church architecture or just inhale the holy atmosphere.
► See all churches and chapels of Vantaa parishes on the Finnish website.
Church of St. Lawrence
(Finnish: Pyhän Laurin kirkko, Swedish: Helsinge kyrka S:t Lars)
Kirkkotie 45, 01510 Vantaa
The medieval church, dating from 1450, is the oldest building in the greater Helsinki area. It is a popular wedding venue and also the main church of the Tikkurila parish and the Swedish parish of Vantaa. The church is surrounded by a beautiful old cemetery.
Chapel of St. Lawrence
(Finnish: Pyhän Laurin kappeli, Swedish: S:t Lars kapell)
Pappilankuja 3, 01510 Vantaa
The modern chapel standing next to the Church of St. Lawrence was built in 2010. It is most often used for funeral services, but it is also a popular concert venue.
(Finnish: Myyrmäen kirkko)
Uomatie 1, 01600 Vantaa
The parish church of Myyrmäki is also known as the church of Light. It is very popular among architecture-minded tourists and, with its excellent acoustics, among concert-goers.
Myyrmäki Church will be closed for renovation from 4 March 2019 onwards.