Address: Rantatie 917, 16710 Hollola
The village surrounding the Hollola Medieval Church is worth a small day trip. In addition to the picturesque chuch the tiny village offers art, shopping and cosy lunch restaurants.
The Medieval Stone Church of Hollola, which was originally the catholic church of Holy Mary, built in 1495-1510, is one of the most important medieval monuments in the Lahti region. By the gate there is also a belfry built in 1829-1931 according to the designs of C.L. Engel. Hollola Church is known for its richly decorated west gable end and the well-preserved wooden sculpture of the interior. The church is open daily in the summer time.
Opposite to the chuch one can find Vanha Kunnantupa which is a cosy lunch restaurant nowadays. Genuine Finnish food is served at Ravintola Kunnantupa restaurant on the other side of the church.
For shopping, please head to Pian Kammari, right next to the church. Just around the corner from Pian Kammari you can continue by a narrow alley to Asta Pulkkinen Atelier, which has a history of being the cantor's house. At the atelier you can find also a souvenir shop and a summer café.
Close to the church you can find also Hentilä House Museum, which shows a good example of typical old houses of the Lahti Region.