The first wooden church of Kambja was built probably in the beginning of the 14th century. Churches were destroyed and rebuilt several times during centuries. The present Lutheran St. Martin’s Church was originally rebuilt in 1720, this time of stone and a transept was added to the old part in 1874. After World War II, the church, which is one of the biggest in Southern Estonia, was in ruins for many years until restoration began in 1989. The old bells which were cast in Moscow have survived. A new organ was donated by the Träsiövi congregation of Sweden.

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Address

Kesk 6, Kambja, Estonia
See all sites in Kambja

Details

Founded: 1720
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Swedish Empire (Estonia)

Rating

4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Martin Sirm (2 years ago)
Arne Lykepak (2 years ago)
Päris kena kirik.
George On tour (2 years ago)
Kambja Church (also: Kambja Martini Church ) is a church located in Kambja , where the Kambja congregation of the EELC operates. The church has about 600 seats. Here is the work of the Bible translator and the founder of the folklore school Andreas Virginius , the kiosk Ignatsi Jaak , the brotherhood's promoter Albrecht Sutor , the organ master Johann Thal , the initiator of the Estonian choral song, Heinrich Andreas Erxleben and others. The Kambja Church was also the home church of Georg Beck , Cornelius Laaland and Julius Kuperjanov
MARGUS KRIIVA (4 years ago)
Ilus ja suur maakirik.
Anatoly Ko (8 years ago)
Puiestee tn 1, Kambja vald, Tartu maakond 58.236007, 26.699846 ‎ 58° 14' 9.63", 26° 41' 59.45" Самая большая уездная церковь Южной Эстонии.Исторические источники впервые упоминают эту церковь в 1330 году. Восстановление церкви продолжается с 1989 г. Сохранились старые отлитые в Москве церковные колокола. В стенах церкви служили Андреас Виргиниус (прославился как переводчик Нового Завета на эстонский язык) и Юри Реннит. Рожденный в семье Адреаса Виргиниуса Адриан Виргиниус (Vergin, 1663 -1706) был церковнослужителем в 1686-1694 г.г. в Пухья, и затем, до 1704 года – в Отепяэ.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Ängsö Castle

Ängsö Castle was first named as "Engsev" in a royal charter by king Canute I of Sweden (r. 1167-1196), in which he stated that he had inherited the property after his father Eric IX of Sweden. Until 1272, it was owned by the Riseberga Abbey, and then taken over by Gregers Birgersson.

From 1475 until 1710, it was owned by the Sparre family. The current castle was built as a fortress by riksråd Bengt Fadersson Sparre in the 1480s. In 1522, Ängsö Castle was taken after a siege by king Gustav Vasa, since its owner, Fadersson's son Knut Bengtsson, sided with Christian II of Denmark. However, in 1538 it was given by the king to Bengtsson's daughter Hillevi Knutsdotter, who was married to Arvid Trolle.

In 1710, the castle was taken over by Carl Piper and Christina Piper. Ängsö Castle was owned by the Piper family from 1710 until 1971, and is now owned by the Westmanna foundation. The castle building itself was made into a museum in 1959 and was made a listed building in 1965. It is currently opened to visitors during the summers.

The castle is a cubical building in four stores made by stone and bricks. The lower parts is preserved from the middle ages. It was redecorated and expanded in the 1630s. The 4th storey as well as the roof is from the expansion of Carl Hårleman from 1740-41. It gained its current appearance in the 1740s.