St. Catherine's Church

Võru, Estonia

The Lutheran church of St. Catherine was built between 1788-1793. It is named after Empress Catherine II, who donated 28 000 silver roubles to the construction. The classicist-style building is a one naved church with large arched blind windows.

In the course of renovation in 1879, the spire received a new helmet and a clock with four faces. Supposedly architect Christoph Haberlandt made the design of the church. The altarpiece depicts Christ on the cross and is subject to protection by the state as a heritage of culture.


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Jüri 9, Võru, Estonia
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Founded: 1788-1793
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)


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Leonid Romanov (9 months ago)
Vastseliina Katariina kirik "Catherine's Church was consecrated in 1772. In 1899-1901, most of the church was rebuilt according to the plans of the architect Pohlman, the consecration took place in November 1901. The church has 860 seats. In 1911, a new organ appeared in the church, made by them, the Krizad brothers. This is the first Kriis brothers concert organ with 24 registers (renewed in 2002-2004). In 1922, the church received a new altar and an altar painting (probably by the Tartu artist Kruger) “Women at the Tomb of Jesus.”
Meelis Leegen (2 years ago)
A beautiful big church
Muhkel “” (2 years ago)
Quite a big church, unfortunately we couldn't get inside this time
Lauris Cetcers (4 years ago)
Mart Hiob (4 years ago)
Large 19th century church.
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