Church of St Catherine in Võru

Construction of the Church of St Catherine in Võru commenced in 1793 during the reign of Empress Catherine II. It is thought to have been designed by the Livonian architect Schons, while the man responsible for the building of the church was Võru's own Johann Karl Otto. The church was surrounded with a formidable fence. It is famous for its cross-shaped floor plan, substantial bell tower, high dome-like secondary tower and arched windows. Designed in classicist style, it was completed in 1804 in honour of St Catherine. The grounds around the church were restored in 2008 and are now home to an open air exhibition of religious text-themed illustrations by artist Marje Ernits.

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  • Bambr2013 Bambr2013

    Понравилось

    Строительство церкив было завершено в 1804. Названы в честь Святой Екатерины Великомученницы. Построена по проекту архитектора Шонса.

  • Bambr2013 Bambr2013

    Красиво

    Освещение церкви состоялось в 1793 году. В начале двадцатого века установлен орган. Неплохо бы отремонтировать фасады. Внутрь можно попасть по воскреченьям.

  • Розалия П Розалия П

    красивая церковь в центре города

    Красивая церковь, практически в центре города. Построена во время Екатерины II по в стиле классицизма.


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