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Kaarma Church of Saints Peter and Paul

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Address: Kaarma Kula, Kaarma, Saaremaa, Estonia
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372 519 3440
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Kaarma one-nave church was established in the second half of 13th century...

Kaarma one-nave church was established in the second half of 13th century and was later rebuilt to be a two-nave church. Church is decorated with ornamental and figural fragments of frescos in secco technique that are the same age as initial church.Near pulpit You can see polychromous wooden sculpture of St.Joseph that belongs to Northern-German school.Interesting to know:First time on Saaremaa the supporting pillars were used in Kaarma churchThe eastern wall of church's chorus is decorated with rare in Estonia triple windowThe prototype for pulpit of Kaarma church was a pulpit of Lubeck church

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Huge church in small vilage

We were very supprised about so huge church in so small vilage! It seems that earlier there lived much more people and it was very rich place :)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 July 2015
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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

We were very supprised about so huge church in so small vilage! It seems that earlier there lived much more people and it was very rich place :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

We saw a lot of churches on Saaremaa, but this was one of the best. We were surprised, how the churches looked inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

Christianity came late to Estonia, so a lot of the earliest churches date only to around the 1200s and contain pagan symbols inside. One of the coolest of these is the Kaarma Kirik. I have actually visited it twice, the first time because on the outside of the church is the oldest written example of the Estonian language. A plaque... More 

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