The Resurrection Chapel in Turku
The cemetery chapel in Turku, called the Resurrection Chapel, is one of the best known church buildings in Finland. It lies by the road Hautausmaantie (Begravningsplatsvägen). You can get there by taking a bus from the center of Turku (e.g. number 12 ”Varissuo”, from the street Eerikinkatu near the market place). Map of Turku
In all the buildings designed by the Finnish architect Erik Bryggman connection to the nature is very important. Also the Resurrection Chapel has been designed to follow the lines of the surrounding nature. Contact with nature is also a part of the interior of the chapel. An unbroken glasswall in the lateral aisle permits the pines outside to take part in the shaping of the space within. The light coming through the tree tops is a part of the chapels rare beauty and harmony. The reliefs and other sculptural works are made by two local artists of symbolistic school.
Musical recitals and guided tours in summer time
The chapel has excellent acoustics. The organ is a from 1958 by a Finnish organ builder and has two manuals and 30 stops.
St. Henry's parish arranges short musical recitals (20 min.) and guided tours in the chapel during summer time. Otherwise you can visit the interior of the chapel only by special arrangement.
For further information on visits to the Resurrection Chapel please contact Markku Mannerkorpi tel +358 2 261 7512 email firstname.lastname@example.org.