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Tampere Cathedral (Tampereen Suurkirkko)

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Tampere Cathedral

Tampere Cathedral was built by Lars Sonck between 1902 and 1907, when Finland still belonged to the Russian Empire. The cathedral is famous for its frescoes, which were made by renowned symbolist painter Hugo Simberg between 1905 and 1906. In his time, the paintings were highly criticized, some being versions of the fallen angel and The Garden Simberg's death. Particularly controversial was the representation of a winged serpent on red background on the highest point of the roof, described by his contemporaries as a symbol of sin and corruption. Despite being the most important attraction of the city, I prefer the Orthodox Church.

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