The atmospheric facilities of the Marttinen Old Vicarage (1892) provide an idyllic setting for conferences and celebrations. The solemn, historic environment, the tasty food and the pleasant accommodation facilities create a magnificent setting for any event.
We welcome you to spend memorable moments in the Old Vicarage!
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The designer of the Old Vicarage, Onni Alcides Törnqvist (later Tarjanne, born on the 5th of September 1864 in Virrat, died on the 23rd of May, 1946 in Helsinki) was a Finnish architect and a professor of construction engineering. His parents were Assistant Vicar Karl Gustaf Törnqvist and Karolina Gustafva Regina Schreck. Onni took a Finnish surname in 1906; he named himself Tarjanne after a lake in Virrat.
Tarjanne studied architecture in the Polytechnic Institute and complemented his education in Munich. He increased his knowledge further by taking study trips to Scandinavia and Central Europe, among others. He became a well-known architect and taught new generations of architects at various educational institutions. The most famous of his designs is the Finnish National Theatre in Helsinki.
In 1891, Tarjanne married Josefina Margareta Weijola (deceased 1942). Chancellor of Justice Toivo Tarjanne was their son.
Marttinen is one of the nine centres supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.