Kassari Chapel

Kassari Chapel, Esikula

Kassari Chapel
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Kassari chapel is a building with romantic appearance that is the only functioning thatched-roof stone church in Estonia. Reputedly it dates back to 18th century because on the inner wall of the chapel there is a year 1801 that is associated with big repair. In the graveyard there are the graves of many famous people - the ancestors of the poets M. Under and D. Vaarandi; the actor Olev Eskola; familiar from V.Panso book "The Funny Person" Lepa Anna. Familiar from art, literature and folk tales the name of Villem Tamm, whom J. Koler used as a model for Christ when painting his work "Come to me" in Kaarli church.
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Uku S
Saaremaa, Estonia205 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
This is a must place, visiting island Kassari. So rich history, so many famous estonians are resting here. History is opened in info stand.
Written 8 March 2018
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BeachStone2C
Helsinki, Finland2,775 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
We had some extra time and decided to deviate from the main road to stop by at the Kassari Chapel. We learned quickly that the chapel is open only in summer time. Nevertheless the charming chapel and the adjacent graveyard form such a peaceful setting that we were glad to invest time for our visit.
Written 12 November 2017
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Sigrid T
Tartu, Estonia82 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
If you are looking for a quiet moment a visit to the Kassari chapel is definetely worth it. Hidden at the end of the small gravel road rests and old stone chapel with thatched roof. We were lucky to peek inside to see the modest but lovely wooden interior. A special feature is a working candle chandelier and plentiful candle holders everywhere as the chapel has no electricity. Have to come back for a night service sometimes. The small graveyard is also the resting place for many well known Estonians as well as a Baltic German family Stackelberg who used to own the estate.
Written 2 August 2017
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Marcus D
Tartu, Estonia1,289 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
If you wish peace, quiet, contemplation and a place for prayer it is well worth bumping along the unpaved road to this small chapel.
The 1801 date on the western wall of the church refers to the restoration project of the original building.
The interior is very simple, no stained glass windows, no decorations - all wooden furnishings.
The cemetery is the resting place of not only the Stackelbergs, who owned Kassari for 150 years (ca 1770-1920) but also of several of Estonia's great artistic personages such as the poets Marie Under and Debora Vaarandi.
Written 14 July 2014
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