Simuna church is one of the oldest in Estonia although its exact building time is unknown. It has been destroyed in wars and rebuilt again several times during centuries, at least in 1728-29 and also 1885-86. From the old church has remained part of a tower that was used on protective purposes. The altar was made by C. Ackermann, a famous wood carver and the altarpiece was made by Carl Sigismund Walther. The organ was built by Gustav Normann and so it is one of the oldest organs made by an Estonian. Visitors can visit a platform on the top of the bell-tower and enjoy a marvelous view on surroundings. The tower is 53,5 m high.

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Allika 4-6, Simuna, Estonia
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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Leonid Romanov (2 years ago)
A historical site, a beautiful church, a lot of ancient burials.
Aleksei Pashenkov (2 years ago)
Very huge, but nice. Should be great views from the tower. Fantastic cementry with stylish monuments around.
Edgar Tammus (2 years ago)
The largest land church in the Nordic countries is located near the beginning of the Pedja River. Located in the center of Simuna, a church with a dignified history, with a local and national buried in the garden. With a hinged tower helmet, restored after a fire in the 1950s.
Lagle Lembavere (3 years ago)
So great. So wonderful organ. With stunning stained glass windows. Superb view of the tower. Kindly accept any help.
Tarmo Pütsep (3 years ago)
Beautiful church. You can also go to the tower.
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