St. Simon's Lutheran Church

Valmiera, Latvia

Built in 1238, St. Simon`s Lutheran Church has still preserved its medieval appearance. The church has burial plaques of notable city dwellers from the 15th to 16th century, a pipe organ (1886) and paintings on the pulpit and the organ lofts (1730). The viewing platform of the church tower provides a panoramic view of Valmiera.

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Founded: 1238
Category: Religious sites in Latvia
Historical period: State of the Teutonic Order (Latvia)

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edgars brivulis (2 years ago)
..good&peacefully atmosphere
Maarka Teral (3 years ago)
Nice old church, connected to the Estonian history.
Andris Vejins (3 years ago)
Good looking place.
Andris Vejins (3 years ago)
Good looking place.
Gaida Stankeviča (4 years ago)
Beautiful place
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