Palamuse Church

Palamuse, Estonia

The church of St. Bartholomew in Palamuse is one of the oldest medieval churches in southern Estonia. The three-nave church was probably completed in 1234. It was damaged heavily during Livonian Wars, but rebuilt in Baroque-style. Two medieval tombstones, baroque reredos and pulpit with several carvings (1696) are survived and visible in the church.


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Founded: 1234
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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Leonid Romanov (9 months ago)
It's nice to see a complete complex. The church and the main building of the church estate with outbuildings.
Muhkel “” (2 years ago)
A beautiful church, in front of the church you can see a relatively well-preserved wheel cross
Leonid Romanov (3 years ago)
Nice to watch the complete complex. The church and the main building of the church estate with outbuildings.
Signe Kumar (4 years ago)
An organ with a very beautiful sound
Oskar Susi (4 years ago)
The history of Palamuse Church dates back to 1234. The church was first associated with the name of St. Bartholomew in 1627 in church documents. Bartholomew, who was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ, is the patron saint of all tanners, bookbinders, shoemakers, as well as salt and cheese merchants. Pärt's Day is celebrated according to the Estonian folk calendar and church calendar on August 24. The church was destroyed in the middle of the 17th century during the Russo-Swedish War and rebuilt in the 18th century. The oldest surviving objects in the church are three tombstones (15th century), a baroque altar and a pulpit (from 1696). During the summer months, the church is open to visitors during the day.
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