Harju-Madise Church

Padise, Estonia

The first sanctuary on the site was a small wooden construction that was replaced by a stone construction in the 15th century. Because of the unique position on a high shore the church tower was also used as a lighthouse.

The present appearance is mostly from 1500-1700’s. During reconstruction work in 1760-80, the choir, vestry and tower were added to the original building. In middle of nineteenth century the Baltic-German noblemen of Padise (then Padis) and Leetse manors wanted to celebrate the coronation of the new czar, Alexander II, so the tower was built even higher and supported by side pillars. Only the western portal of the original church has been preserved to date.

Inside the church the most outstanding elements are a pulpit carved by Johann Valentin Rabe and a painted shrine donated by the landlord of Põllküla.

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Kopli tee, Padise, Estonia
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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Mart Kapsta (2 years ago)
Unique view from the altar to the sea :)
toivo tubli (2 years ago)
A fortress church and landmark for sailors with a very special look
raivo pank (3 years ago)
I live close and is beautiful
Jan de Vries (3 years ago)
i like this wonderful small church!
Ragnar Siimberg (4 years ago)
Nice
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