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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Külaoru küla, Vastseliina vald, Võrumaa 57.747252, 27.266532 ‎ 57° 44' 50.11", 27° 15' 59.52 Время постройки: 1772; 1901 Церковь по соседству со средневековым местом паломничества – часовней крепости Вастселийна. На месте прежней, деревянной, возведена барочная церковь с колоритной пристройкой в стиле историцизма (архитектор Р. Польман, 1901). Своеобразный интерьер и оформление алтаря (1922) полотном «Женщины у гроба Господня».
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