Velise Apostolic Orthodox church

Märjamaa, Estonia

The Orthodox church of Velise was completed in 1889. The red-brick church is designed by the government architect Ervin Bernhardt. The richness of decoration which is characteristic of the Russian art of construction was toned down to fit in with the Estonian culture through the skilled use of colour contrast between bricks and fieldstones.

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Founded: 1889
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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