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Historic church ruins

Kaina Church from the early 16th century was unfortunately destroyed during the WWII. It must have... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
beachstone2c
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Helsinki, Finland
via mobile
History on each step

Ancient center of island Hiiumaa civilization. Very bad, that had been bombed during WW2 by... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
1Viktor1
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Estonia
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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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5 weeks ago
“Historic church ruins”
4 May 2016
“History on each step”
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Hiiu maantee, Kaina, Estonia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 4 May 2016

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.

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

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

Thank kahru
Reviewed 14 July 2014

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...More

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