Catherine's Church in Võru

28,000 silver roubles were donated towards the construction of this Lutheran church by Russian empress Catherine II. It was blessed on 24 July 1793, when it received the name 'Catherine'. It is thought that the church - which was designed in early classicist style with baroque roots and which boasts stunning arched windows - was designed by the architect Christoph Haberlandt from Riga. Renovations in 1879 saw its tower receive a new dome, and a four-faced clock was also installed. The church has an organ built by the Kriisa brothers in 1913. You can visit the church on Sundays during mass times.

Features and amenities

Location

Jüri tänav 9, Võru

Getting there

Access

  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus

Coordinates

57°50'55''N 26°59'42''E | Download GPX file