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Karja Catherine Church

Linnaka Kula, Leisi 94213, Estonia
+372 457 3652
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Beautiful and a must visit in Saaremaa

Beautiful church well preserved in its authentic sense. The interior has the features of gothic and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
chamara w
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Wonderful historical building

This 14th century church is just a bit further along the raod from the Angle Windmills: you can... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
SFrances C
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Karja church was built in the beginning of 14th century. The church has retained almost unchanged its initial shape. The church is one-naved and doesn't have bell tower. On top of the altar are extant paganish magic ceiling signs that were painted during construction.In the design of the church You will mostly see elements of early and high Gothic that are combined with some roman lines.Interesting to know: Karja church is one of the richest of sculptures in the whole Northern Europe.The arcs of the church exceed the height of the walls two times.Karja church is the smallest church on Saaremaa.
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6 days ago
“Beautiful and a must visit in Saaremaa ”
Jul 7, 2017
“Wonderful historical building”
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Linnaka Kula, Leisi 94213, Estonia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful church well preserved in its authentic sense. The interior has the features of gothic and medieval touches and it's impressive how it has survived this long with no damaged to exterior or interior structures. Must visit if you are in this beautiful island. Recommended...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

This 14th century church is just a bit further along the raod from the Angle Windmills: you can combine the two on a day out! The inside is quite strinking with its painted walls, stained glass windows and some very interestindg sculptures. You really shouldn't...More

Thank SFrances C
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is very old and beautiful church, open all year round. Good to visit during christma time and also cool yourself down during hot summer days. Church without tower.

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

The church can be found near the Angla windmill park which is the reason why it's visited often. The church itself however is very similar to others found on the whole island. nevertheless, if you are there it's worth a visit for both the church...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2015

The Karja Kirik is just down the road from the Angla Windmill Hill and a wonderful old church. It was built in the 14th century and served both as a church and defensive retreat for villagers in times of strife. While the church outside is...More

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