Harju-Risti Church

Padise, Estonia

The Church of the Holy Cross is a medieval Gothic style building with a peculiar shaped tower. Construction started in the 13th century and was completed in the first half of the 15th century. The church was originally built with a round tower, however during the first half of 17th century half of the top of the tower collapsed.

There are two tombs from the 15th century and a pulpit from the 17th century inside the church.

Reference: 7is7.com

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Kellukese tee, Padise, Estonia
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Founded: ca. 1330
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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Meelis Vizgirda (2 years ago)
Aleksi Nurminen (2 years ago)
Karu kirkko. Nähtävyys silti.
Jyrki Peltonen (3 years ago)
Vanhimpia ehjänä säilyneitä kirkkoja ,varsin karu tietenkin eikä ole yleensä auki. Kannattaa silti käydä edes pihamaalla - on päätien vieressä.
Kasperi Korhonen (4 years ago)
Such a nice place. Took a tour inside the church from 13th century. Go to the Tower and stay over night in the next building with budget price. Ehdottomasti käymisen arvoinen paikka. Käy kierroksella vanhassa 1400-luvulla rakennetussa kirkossa ja ihastu maisemiin kirkon tornissa. Budjettimatkailijan vaihtoehto on yöpyä viereisessä rakennuksessa.
Anatoly Ko (7 years ago)
Harju-Risti, Padise, Harjumaa 59.230623, 23.999127 ‎ 59° 13' 50.24", 23° 59' 56.86" Церковь Харью-Ристи — церковь на севере Эстонии в деревне Харью-Ристи волости Падизе Харьюского уезда. Церковь принадлежит эстонской лютеранской евангелической церкви. До 1919 года церковь была центром прихода Харью-Ристи. Строительство церкви было начато на рубеже 13-14 веков цистерианскими монахами монастыря Падизе. Расположенная в восточной пределе алтарная часть является старейшей частью церкви.Строительство было завершено в первой половине 15 века, когда был построен неф и сводчатая алтарная часть. Неф церкви схож с нефом подземной часовни монастыря Падизе, в которой четыре свода также расходятся из одного столба.В 15 веке построили строгую круглую башню. В 17 веке с одной из сторон верхняя часть башни обвалилась и в последствии была восстановлена лишь частично.В башне церкви находится отлитый в 15 веке башенный колокол, который является старейшим из известных в Эстонии. Второй по возрасту колокол, изготовленный в 16 веке, из-за трещины является непригодным для использования и хранится в алтарной части. Самый новый колокол церкви был отлит в 2006 году в Вестфалии, Германия.
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