The architecture of Alexander Church most closely resembles the neo-Gothic style, with influences from other styles.
The church was named after Russian Emperor Alexander II because the foundation stone was laid on the day of his 25th anniversary in power, 2 March 1880. The church was consecrated during Advent in 1881.
Alexander Church became the main church of the Tampere parish when the construction work was completed in 1881, which had been the second basic condition for the independence of the parish. It was quickly dubbed the “New Church” among the people.
The first renovation of the church started in 1937, but a fire destroyed nearly everything when the work was all but finished. The renovation was taken up again immediately, and consequently the exterior was renewed, receiving its current appearance. The renovation was completed in December 1938.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 am-06:00 pm (guided tours 1 June to 31 August); Sat-Sun 11:00 am-03:00 pm. The Open Church event takes place in Alexander Church during business days 12:00-06:00 pm. Volunteer workers will be present to help the visitors. A priest is available Monday through Friday 04:00 pm-06:00 pm. Prayers Mon-Fri at 05:00 pm; Holy Communion on Thursdays at 05:00 pm.
In matters regarding access for disabled persons, contact the caretaker, +358 03 219 0264