The medieval stone church of Ambla is the oldest in Central Estonia. Construction of the church was started in the mid-13th century. The church has been consecrated in the name of Virgin Mary, the main patron saint of Teutonic Order. In Latin the church is called Ampla Maria (Mary the Majestic), which also has given the name for the village.

The Renaissance-style interior was mainly destroyed in Livonian Wars, but there still exist an altarpiece and pulpit made in the 17th century.


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Founded: ca. 1250
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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Järvamaa Ambla alevik Valguse tee 2 59.191357, 25.840366 ‎59° 11' 28.89", 25° 50' 25.32 Церковь была освящена в честь покровительницы Немецкой Орды - Девы Марии. Интересно, что название места Амбла произошло от названия церкви, а не наоборот. Это наиболее старая церковь в Ярвамаа была построена в 13 веке. Внешняя архитектура трёхнефной зальной церкви очень простая и скромная. К сожалению, средневековая обстановка церкви Амбла утрачена во время Ливонской войны. Высокая колокольня церкви – самая старая среди подобных башен при сельских церквях. Посетить церковь можно в летние месяцы с пятницы по воскресенье. В церковном саду находятся могильный памятник “Мальчик с маками” и монумент Освободительной войны. Нынешний шпиль построен в 1857 году, его высота 49,5 метров. пасторский дом Ambla alevik, Valguse tee 2 59.191111, 25.838861‎ +59° 11' 28.00", +25° 50' 19.90 Здание было построено в 1816-ом году и передано под дом священника в 1877 году , в 1950-ые годы здание было национализировано , в 1982-ом году было возвращено обратно церкви .
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