Kirkkokivet, Mikkeli

Tikkalantie 49
50600 Mikkeli

The huge boulders known as Church Stones (literal translation from Finnish) are located in Otava, Mikkeli. 12 and 18 meters high rocks are over 10,000 years old, and since 1992 they have been preserved by Nature conservation act. The name of the stones is believed to originate from their unusual shape that resembles church hall. According to the local tradition, the stones were used as a sacrificial spot during the pagan times. The caves between the stones also provided shelter to locals during the Cudgel War.

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