Modern Chapels

Two modern chapels at the Turku Cemetery – from different decades. Also included are many stories concerning the cemetery itself.

Beautiful Resurrection Chapel by Erik Bryggman gave solace to people when it was finished during II world war in 1941. No photo can tell you how sunlight reflects from altar and surrounding forest connects to the interior.
Holy Cross Chapel is the most important work of Pekka Pitkänen. It has been stripped of everything non-essential to focus on the essential – to say goodbye to loved one and see them to ground. The concrete surface come to life in the most well thought details in this chapel from 1967. Tour also covers some of the cemetary around.

Erik Bryggman (7 February 1891, Turku – 21 December 1955, Turku) was a Finnish architect. He studied architecture at Helsinki University of Technology, completing his studies in 1916. He worked in Helsinki before starting his own office in Turku in 1923. In 1927 he started to collaborate with architect Alvar Aalto, and together they became pioneers in Finland in modernist architecture.

Duration: 1, 5 h

Price: 110 euro per group (1-25 persons)

Note: the tour is mostly outdoors, remember to dress according to weather!

It is possible to combine this tour with a visit to Paimio Sanatorium, and/or meal, overnight, other tours.

Please ask for more information!