Tarvastu Church

Tarvastu, Estonia

The oldest parts of the church in Tarvastu date back to the 14th century. The former church consisted of a square-shaped nave and a choir. The church has suffered in numerous wars and in 1771 it received a new appearance under the supervision of Johann Christoph Knaut. The church caught fire after a stroke of lightning in 1892 and its reconstruction was started in 1893, in December of the very same year the consecration of the reconstructed church took place. The altar painting “Golgatha” is painted by Theodor Thieme in the 1890’s.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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Elve Bender (3 years ago)
Cute and festive at the same time. White, light, bright ... Angels !!!
Taras Lyra (4 years ago)
Behind the church 1km the ruins of the order fortress is a mystical place, worth a visit - only the distant road is far away, there are almost no signs, it’s hard to figure out how to get there
Margus Kaasik (4 years ago)
Beautiful Lutheran Church, both inside and out!
Mell mell (4 years ago)
Proud building. The roof would need attention.
Toomas Kroll (5 years ago)
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