Naantali Church

Located in the heart of Naantali’s Old Town, the medieval stone church is the main concert venue of Naantali Music Festival. It has been drawn in the skyline of the city for centuries. The history of the church began on August 23, 1443, when the then King Kristoffer of Sweden-Finland approved the establishment of a Georgian monastery on the lands of the then parish of Raisio. This day is also considered the day of the founding of Naantali, Armonlaakso (the Valley of Mercy), as a city had to be established in connection with the monastery to serve the inhabitants and pilgrims of the monastery. The monastery was officially inaugurated in 1462. For decades Naantali has fall silent to listen the play from the monastery church tower at 8 pm on summer evenings. This call, reminiscent of the time of prayer in the monastery, takes place in three directions: first to the president, then to the old city, and finally to the sea. Read more.

​​​​​​Address:Nunnakatu 1, Naantali




Rymättylä Church

Rymättylä Church is located just over 30 kilometers from Turku and about 15 kilometers from the center of Naantali. The stone church dedicated to St. James was built at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries and the vault was made at the end of the 15th century. The vault built inside the rugged stone walls is acoustically excellent. The whitewashed walls are richly and colorfully decorated. The oldest of the many wooden sculptures in the church dates from the 1350s, the smiling Jaakko from Rymättylä has been preserved in its original colors. Read more.

Address: Taipaleentie, Rymättylä



  • The church is accessible, but the altar is not accessible by wheelchair.
  • The disabled toilet is located in the maintenance building of the cemetery.
  • For more information on accessibility, please contact the parish master.


Raisio Church

Raisio Church, located near the center of Raisio, is named after St. Martinus, a French bishop who died in 397. According to the recent research the church was built in the early 16th century. According to the story, the church was built by giants Killi and Nalli. This is described, for example, in Sakari Topelius’ book Our Land. Read more.

Address:Kirkkotie 2, Raisio



Disabled parking along the main corridor. Access to the church is barrier-free. There are two steps to the altar, i.e., to the front of the church. Wheelchair rails are available on request. The interior of the church is equipped with an induction loop. The toilets are located in a separate building near the church.


Merimasku Church

Merimasku originally belonged to the Masku parish. Due to the lengthy journey and the difficult transport connections, Merimasku was annexed to Naantali by order of King John III of Sweden in 1577. As water and road connections to Naantali were also challenging, Merimasku was finally given its own church and priest in 1648. The first church in Merimasku was wooden and quite modest. With the era of reconstruction that began after the end of the Russian occupation during the Great Northern War, an even larger church – the present one – was built in Merimasku, and it was completed in 1726. In 1850 the walls were painted to look like marble. Read more.

Address: Paltteentie 10, Merimasku



  • Access to the church and the altar is barrier-free.
  • Induction loop available for the hard of hearing.
  • The disabled toilet is located in the maintenance building of the cemetery.
  • For more information on accessibility, please contact the parish master.


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