Kaarma Church of Saints Peter and Paul

Kaarma Church of Saints Peter and Paul

Kaarma Church of Saints Peter and Paul
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Kaarma one-nave church was established in the second half of 13th century and was later rebuilt to be a two-nave church. Church is decorated with ornamental and figural fragments of frescos in secco technique that are the same age as initial church.Near pulpit You can see polychromous wooden sculpture of St.Joseph that belongs to Northern-German school.Interesting to know:First time on Saaremaa the supporting pillars were used in Kaarma churchThe eastern wall of church's chorus is decorated with rare in Estonia triple windowThe prototype for pulpit of Kaarma church was a pulpit of Lubeck church
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PBTravelstheWorld
Lynden, WA398 contributions
Very large church in small village/farm. Though it was locked up tight it was an interesting stop to walk around. There are a few other carved stones under protective roofs to see and some information (to weathered to read). The carving on the building is interesting and this obviously supported a much bigger congregation then the small village in the immediate area today.
Written 29 August 2020
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Uku S
Saaremaa, Estonia205 contributions
Family
One of the biggest and oldest churces in Saaremaa. In spite estonians are ot religious people, this place is popular in Christmas time.
Written 16 June 2019
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phutty
Tallinn, Estonia1,270 contributions
Friends
Visitors are welcome to this church in the otherwise nondescript village of Kaarma, and it's certainly worth visiting. An interesting range of 'three-legged-man' souvenirs is sold here, including some lovely glass handicraft ones.
Written 29 May 2018
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Martins V
Jurmala, Latvia387 contributions
Couples
We were very supprised about so huge church in so small vilage! It seems that earlier there lived much more people and it was very rich place :)
Written 7 July 2015
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Filki
Olomouc, Czech Republic100 contributions
Couples
We saw a lot of churches on Saaremaa, but this was one of the best. We were surprised, how the churches looked inside.
Written 22 July 2013
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Noostie0831
Silver Spring, MD64 contributions
Couples
Christianity came late to Estonia, so a lot of the earliest churches date only to around the 1200s and contain pagan symbols inside. One of the coolest of these is the Kaarma Kirik. I have actually visited it twice, the first time because on the outside of the church is the oldest written example of the Estonian language. A plaque on the outside wall reads basically "In this year was this church completed. Peter and Paul in the year 1407." I went back to go inside the church to get a picture of one of the largest pentacles I have ever seen, and certainly one of the only ones I have seen in a church!
Written 29 April 2013
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