The St. Mary’s Church in Rõuge was originally built in 1550, but it was damaged badly in the Great Northern War. The present church was reconstructed in 1730’s. In 1854 the church obtained its organ and the altar picture of 'Christ on the cross' by R. von Mühlen.

In 1860 the building was completely renovated, with the walls being made higher and a mirrored arch installed. The Kriisa brothers donated a 31-register organ they had built to the church in 1930. The first Estonian pastor in Rõuge was Rudolf Gottfried Kallas.

References:
  • Tapio Mäkeläinen 2005. Viro - kartanoiden, kirkkojen ja kukkaketojen maa. Tammi, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Visit Estonia

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Founded: 1730's
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Daimar Vals (3 years ago)
The church is very, very beautiful. Church teacher level. I'm sure I'll go there again.
Arnold Rutto (3 years ago)
Nice church.
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The church offers a beautiful view of the surroundings.
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