St John's Church

Haapsalu, Estonia

The St John’s (Jaani) Church of Haapsalu was built during the restless reformation years during the early part of the 16th century (first mentioned in 1524), and initially it was dedicated to St Nicholas. The church is exceptionally laid out in a north-south bearing. The basement of the church was an ancient storage house. The church has a beautiful stone altar (17th century), a wooden pulpit (18th century) and one of the oldest surviving church bells from the 16th century.

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Kooli 6, Haapsalu, Estonia
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Founded: 1524
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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Maris Binde (2 years ago)
Maksim Sokolov (3 years ago)
Signe Kumar (4 years ago)
With a stone altar!
üllar pruunlep (4 years ago)
Church like church still;)
Alar Sutt (4 years ago)
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