Viljandi Pauluse Kirik

Viljandi Pauluse Kirik

Viljandi Pauluse Kirik
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When the town of Viljandi started to grow in the middle of the 19th century the only church in town became too small for the people. The Viljandi estate owner baron Ungern-Stenberg gave the community a part of his estate as building ground for the church.Interesting to know:· The architect of the sanctuary that was consecrated in 1866 was Matthias von Holst.· During the construction of the building so called Tudor Gothic elements were used as they were fashionable at that time. · The author of the altar painting "Christ on the Cross" is Karl Christian Andreae.· Since 1866 a G. Knauf organ fills the church with music, the biggest still functional organ of its kind in Estonia.
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Vivian L
Southern Finland, Finland2,504 contributions
Impressive church - I wish you can see the influential interior, too.
Jul 2018 • Solo
Magnificent from outside, awe-inspiring from inside and I was lucky to see the interior of this church, too. Visiting times according their home page: Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 - 15:00, Sunday 10:00 - 14:00, no entrance fee. Monday and Saturday closed. Church is build 1866 and since then there has been a G. Knauf organ which is the biggest still functional organ of its kind in Estonia.

This big church is easy to find and Viljandi Tourist Info gives you a very good attraction map when you start your excursion in Viljandi.
Written 24 September 2018
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Robert H
Sydney, Australia439 contributions
Located in a great village
Aug 2016 • Couples
You may not travel to Viljandi just to visit the church but when you are here it is worth a look. It is part of a great little square well off the track of the accidental tourist.
Written 28 August 2016
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prl13
Viljandi, Estonia44 contributions
beautiful
Sep 2015
it is the most beautiful church in viljandi, to be honest. lovely red exterior and really beautiful interior.
Written 5 August 2016
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