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Oldest Church in Estonia

St Martin's Church in Valjala is the oldest church in Estonia, built around 1227. It has been... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2014
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Reviewed 28 November 2014

St Martin's Church in Valjala is the oldest church in Estonia, built around 1227. It has been enlarged over the years but you can still see murals from the 13th C on the north wall of the choir. Most of the church is whitewashed and has a very high vaulted ceiling. Above the entrance is a gallery with an organ and at the opposite are some fine stained glass windows by the altar. Towards the front of the church is a baptismal font said to be one of the oldest pieces of carved stone in the country. Entry is free and it only takes about 20 minutes to look around. Valjala is best accessed by bus from Kuresarre 30km away, buses run every 30 minutes. It is a very deserted spot so check return times or you will be stranded.

Date of experience: May 2014
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