St. Lawrence's Church

Kuressaare, Estonia

One-naved classicistic Kuressaare St. Lawrence’s Church was built in 1630’s to the place of medieval church destroyed by fire. The pulpit and altar wall of the church are hewed from dolomite, all along the building is surrounded by columnar balcony. In the church you can see the first Sauer instrument of Estonia, the only organ of Kuressaare city. The most significant artefact in the church is the medieval babtismal stone from the Anseküla church destroyed in 1944.

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Founded: 1630's
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Swedish Empire (Estonia)

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