Tampere Cathedral

The Tampere Cathedral (Finnish Tampereen tuomiokirkko, Swedish Tammerfors domkyrka) is a church in Tampere, Finland and the seat of the Diocese of Tampere. The cathedral was designed by Lars Sonck and built between 1902 and 1907.

The cathedral is famous for its frescoes, painted by renowned symbolist Hugo Simberg between 1905 and 1906. The paintings aroused considerable critique in their time[1], featuring versions of Simberg's The Wounded Angel and The Garden of Death. Of particular controversy was Simberg's painting of a winged serpent on a red background in the highest point of the ceiling, which his contemporaries interpreted as a symbol of sin and corruption.
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