Viru-Nigula Chapel Ruins

Viru-Nigula, Estonia

The ruins of the Viru-Nigula Maarja chapel, which was shaped like a Greek cross, is the only building of this kind from the Catholic period in Estonia. The ruins have also been associated with a Russian style church architecture The chapel probably dates back to the 13th century.

Reference: Jaanus Plaat. Orthodoxy and Orthodox Sacral Buildings in Estonia from the 11th to the 19th centuries.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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lero2891 (4 years ago)
The old church with ancient burials, next to the church estate, where there is a museum with the history of the life of the pastor and his family, the museum has a great guide))
Matteo Laurenzi (4 years ago)
A very pretty church now Lutheran.
Tarmo Tarbe (4 years ago)
Just old church
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