Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Pärnu Transformation of Our Lord Church

Due to the massive religious conversion at the end of the 19th century, the 18th-century Ekateriina's Church became too small for the Pärnu orthodox congregation. So, in 1904, the historic Old Russian-style Pärnu Transformation of Our Lord Apostolic Orthodox Church was built and its congregation (Estonian) was separated from the former congregation of Ekateriina's congregation (Russian).
The church had a typical to that time brick facade and a base of granite ashlar work. The campanile is 38 m high and the cupola 34 m high. The altar wall holds 11 icons and 11 major wall paintings with figurative composition.

Features and amenities

Location

Aia tänav 5, Pärnu

Getting there

In the centre of Pärnu, at the crossing of Aia and Kuninga Street.

Access

  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Bus: Bussijaam

Coordinates

58°23'2''N 24°30'21''E | Download GPX file