Mustjala Church

Saaremaa, Estonia

The Lutheran church of Mustjala was completed in 1863. It was designed by architect D. I. Grim from St. Petersburg. The tower of church has been an important landmark for seafarers. Today Mustajala Church is popular venue for concerts in summer season.


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Founded: 1863
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)


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Leonid Romanov (4 months ago)
Mustjala Anna kirik Church of Anna in Mustjala. "The church was completed in 1863 and consecrated on November 8 of that year. The new church replaced the chapel built in 1605. The Mustjala Church is named Anna after Anna Sehested (née Lycke), wife of the ruler of Saaremaa, Klaus Maltesen Sehested, who died in 1605. The Mustjala Church is an example of the historicist-eclectic architectural style. Its high tower was an important landmark for navigators. The church is a single-nave, in the design of which motifs of the Gothic and Romanesque styles coexist. The altar and pulpit are made in the pseudo-Gothic style. Church altar painting "Christ on the Cross" from 1938 (artist Rudolf Sepp). The Mustjala church organ was built by Gustav Terkmann in 1903. The church has also gained notoriety as the venue for the traditional Mustjala Music Days."
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