Martna Church

Läänemaa, Estonia

The single-nave St. Martin’s Church was built by Johannes Orgas, the bishop of Saare-Läänemaa (Ösel-Wiek), in the beginning of 16th century. His shield is located in the church wall, above the north portal. The oldest artefact inside the church is a Gotland-style baptising stone. Also valuable are the altar wall and Empire style pulpit. The church’s collection of 17th-18th century epitaph coat of arms is third in size after Tallinn Dome Church and Niguliste Church.

Reference: Visit Estonia

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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