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"Johanneksenkirkko, also known as St. John's Church, is a prominent Lutheran church located in the Punavuori district of Helsinki, Finland. Built between 1888 and 1891, St. John's Church stands as a significant example of Finnish National Romanticism architecture, designed by architect Adolf Melander. The church's architecture is characterized by its redbrick exterior, intricate stonework, and tall tower topped with a copper-covered spire. It features elements inspired by medieval church architecture, combined with Finnish cultural motifs and symbols, reflecting the romantic nationalism prevalent in Finland during the late 19th century. Inside, St. John's Church boasts a spacious and luminous interior, adorned with beautiful stained glass windows, wooden furnishings, and decorative artworks. The church's design emphasizes a sense of serenity and spiritual contemplation, providing a welcoming environment for worship, prayer, and reflection."
"One of the biggest churches in Helsinki and located in the heart of the design district, Johanneksenkirkko provides a wonderful contrast to the Jugendstil architecture of the area. Originally a Swedish-speaking congregation, the church now serves both main language groups in Finland and is full on neo-Gothic touches. The church is made of bricks and wood which are unusual for Helsinki buildings of the late 19th century. Opening hours are daily from 12:00-17:00 and entrance is free. "

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