Kaina Church Ruins

Kaina Church Ruins

Kaina Church Ruins
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The ruins are located in the heart of the locality Kaina. The church was built at the turn of the 15th - 16th century. The Gothic church in Kaina seated 600 persons and was the biggest church on Hiiumaa. The church was destroyed in 1941. Several tombstones as well as the sun cross above the entrance are protected as art monuments. A fire in the church destroyed many art treasures: the altar of the Virgin Mary, Saint Nicholas and Saint Antonio, the organ built by the father of the Estonian composer Rudolf Tobias etc. The church also served as the parish centre for many centuries. The ruins have now been conserved, the restoration of the church is planned. The trees that surround the church form a nice park, as the locals call it.
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BeachStone2C
Helsinki, Finland2,775 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
Kaina Church from the early 16th century was unfortunately destroyed during the WWII. It must have been a magnificent place for religious services. The ruins are conserved today, definitely worth visiting especially those interested in history.
Written 12 November 2017
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1Viktor1
Estonia691 contributions
May 2016 • Business
Ancient center of island Hiiumaa civilization.
Very bad, that had been bombed during WW2 by Wehrmacht.
Good for short walk around alone or with somebody...
WW2 small monument is also just in 50m from this church.
Written 4 May 2016
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kahru
kent92 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
this site is hidden away but is well worth the trip out to see it very nice the town is a little dissapointing but the ruins are well worth a look
Written 11 January 2016
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Marcus D
Tartu, Estonia1,289 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
Largely a roofless empty shell - interesting for the monumental proportions of the buttresses and thickness of the walls, both of which suggest the church, when it was built in 1500, had defensive fortification role.
Destroyed in 1941 by Wehrmacht tracer bullet (stray or aimed is unknown).
Written 14 July 2014
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