Olari Church was built in an area that once belonged to Gräsagård, one of the oldest manors in Espoo. The church was built by architect office Käpy and Simo Paavilainen in 1981 and does not represent any particular architectural style, forming an exciting mixture of old and new. This gorgeous redbrick church catches the attention of people driving through this part of western Espoo. The façade is reminiscent of a medieval fortress. The inner yard is sheltered by a group of buildings surrounding a little hill in the centre. The key elements are space and light. The church hall is full of exciting and surprising architectural solutions. The hall's direction moves firstly towards the pulpit, but turns halfway towards the altar. The colour of the walls, altar and pulpit is bright white. The green-and-black seats, and the red stone floor create striking but pleasant contrasts to the whiteness. The birch seats are beautifully varnished. The neighbourhood of the ! church contains the crematorium and urn burial ground of Gräsa, designed by architect Bey Heng. Services are held in Finnish at 10a and in Swedish at noon on Sundays and Christian holidays. You can get to Olari from Espoo on buses 10-14 and 19, and from Helsinki on buses 105, 120, 121, 122, 128, 195 and 505.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM, Friday from 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM