Welcome to Atelier Autio
On the southwestern shore of lake Lappajärvi in Finland, there is a creative complex, which comprises a sculpture park, a cave with more than 50 rock paintings inspired by Kalevala, a Troll's Castle, a very particular and unique church, an angels' room and several altars.
In 1995 Tapio Autio decided to build a church on his own, without any help, with his own money and hands. This complex is the result of free time labor of Tapio Autio, whose daily job was being a police officer. Right outside the building there is a 16-meters high tower built by Tapio himself. From the top there is a breath-taking view of the area, the forests and the lake Lappajärvi.
We offer unique voyages of experience for travelers and groups. These particular premises are also available for rent for different kind of events and closed meetings. The church is available for marriage ceremonies.
Atelier Autio is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm from Midsummer til the end of August.
Open for groups throughout the year according to agreement. Please contact us to set up a visiting time: +358 0400 662 241