St. Anne's Church

Jelgava, Latvia

The Lutheran church of St. Anne (Anna) is the oldest building in Jelgava. The foundation act was approved in 1567 and the stone church was built during 1638-1641. An oak tree was planted next to the church in 1883, celebrating the 400th birthday of Martin Luther.

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Founded: 1638-1641
Category: Religious sites in Latvia
Historical period: Part of the Swedish Empire (Latvia)

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Uldis Anitens (13 months ago)
Ļoti daudz žogu, kas asociējas ar baznīcas norobežošanis nocilvēkiem un privatuma demonstrēšanu
Den4iks _ 99 (2 years ago)
Ļoti laba gaisotne.
Vaira Buša (2 years ago)
Laba vieta
Vaira Buš (2 years ago)
Jauka vieta
Antonio De Iasio (4 years ago)
Best Orthodox cathedral I've seen so far. It's a like a bit of Santorini transferred to the cold lands of Latvia. The inside is very peaceful. There are icons of different saints with Cyrillic inscriptions.
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