The first record Urvaste Church date back to 1413 and it is considered to be one of the oldest churches in Võrumaa. This church, dedicated to Saint Urban, was built in the form of a basilica in the Gothic style, the only such rural church in Estonia. It was mainly destroyed in Livonian War (1558), but reconstructed in 1620.

The Altar painting dates from 1885 and the painter is C. Walther. The Organ is a masterpiece by the Kriisa brothers from 1937-38. Church bells date from 1832.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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Maria K (8 months ago)
Very beautiful
Ants Eigi (2 years ago)
Beautiful building.
Ve Ve (4 years ago)
Oldest basilicas in Estonias countryside. Usually opened in Sunday mornings.
Ellen Simm (4 years ago)
Beautiful church rich in tradition. Lovely guide giving much information.
Anton Kogan (4 years ago)
Great church!
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