Pilistvere Church

Pilistvere Church, Koo

Pilistvere Church
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The stone church was built in the second half of the 13th century. It was constructed on the example of Suure-Jaani and other Jarvamaa churches. Pilistvere church resembles these by the arched choir area, nave and the tower. The church was destroyed several times during 17th to 18th century. It was reconstructed in 1762 which is also stated in the eastern wall of the church. The tower built in 1856 was destroyed in 1905 and reconstructed in 1990. Good to know: -The local priest was mentioned already in 1234. -Pilistvere church has the highest tower of all Estonian rural churches
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jajalela
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Centuries old church with amazing role in Estonian history
Jun 2017 • Family
In 1687 Here was held the famous bible conference where it was discussed how to translate the bible into Estonian language. And of more modern history here on August 20, 1998 the Estonian Independence Party was founded. The location was suggested by the legendary pastor of Pillistvere Vello Salum. Find the memorial plate near the gate of the church.
Written 26 July 2017
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mS15rb
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A church originating from the 13th century.
Jul 2015 • Family
A historic church originating from the second half of the 13th century. If not open when you visit, just knock on the door of the house across the street. If the care-taker is at home the door may be opened for you. After the visit do not miss the tiny cafe down the road towards the river. It is run buy the church and the local youth. A nice spot to sit down and reflect on the history.
Written 4 August 2015
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