The heritage scenery in Merimasku consists of fields with islands of forest as well as pretty meadows and old pastures with junipers. The sea shore next near Merimasku village is populated with boathouses, indicating the area’s importance as a fishing location.
Merimasku is located 10 km from Naantali central. When travelling from Naantali, one will go over the Ukkopekka and Särkänsalmi bridges.
Merimasku is an archipelago village and over half of its square kilometres are covered by water. There are 94 island in Merimasku and the largest part of this rural municipality is located in Otava island. Rymättylä, also a rural municipality of Naantali, is located on the south side of Otava.
Kollola was mentioned as the site of the Old Isotalo Croft as early as the 1820s. The building’s appearance and décor are well preserved.
Villivuori is important in terms of Merimasku’s cultural history. After the Ice Age it was a barren islet, but by the Bronze Age (1500-300 BC) it was populated, which is evident from its ancient burial grounds. Also Merimasku jogging track near Merimasku school has an easy access to similar burial grounds. Taattinen nature near Taattinen farm has one of these sites as well along with the fox’s cave and countryside nature.
Merimasku’s first wooden church was built in 1648, on the shore of the inlet. The wooden cross-shaped church which stands today was built in 1726 and is the sixth-oldest wooden church in use in Finland today.
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The current parsonage dates from 1913. The lovely building is historically significant and located in a beautiful setting.
Merimaskun kulttuurimaisemalle ovat tyypillisiä peltomaisemat, niityt ja vanhat hakamaat katajineen, joita läikittävät kallioiset mäet. Nykypäivänä Merimaskun maatalouteen kuuluvat tärkeimpinä varhaisperuna ja mansikka. Löytyypä pitäjästä myös tyrninviljelyä.