Today I’ll take you to The Middle Ages. Finnish medieval stone churches were built mainly of granite, but brick was often used in parts that required demanding design. According to current knowledge, there were 104 stone church projects, but some were discontinued or have since been demolished.
The Church of St. Lawrence in Lohja is a medieval greystone church that was built between 1470 and 1490. The interior lime paintings date back to the time of Bishop Arvid Kurki (1510–1522). St. Lawrence Church in Lohja and The Holy Cross Church in Hattula are the most significant decorated churches in Finland, and they are considered sister churches because of their abundant paintings. The church is dedicated to St. Laurentius, the deacon, who suffered martyr death.