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Karja Catherine Church

Karja church was built in the beginning of 14th century. The church has retained almost unchanged its initial shape. The church is one-naved and doesn't have bell tower. On top of the altar are extant paganish magic ceiling signs that were painted during construction.
In the design of the church You will mostly see elements of early and high Gothic that are combined with some roman lines. Interesting to know: Karja church is one of the richest of sculptures in the whole Northern Europe. The arcs of the church exceed the height of the walls two times. Karja church is the smallest church on Saaremaa.

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  • Maikel1989 Maikel1989
    Nice scenery

    The church can be found near the Angla windmill park which is the reason why it's visited often. The church itself however is very similar to others found on the whole island. nevertheless, if you...

  • SACALosAngeles SACALosAngeles
    Interesting History

    The Karja Kirik is just down the road from the Angla Windmill Hill and a wonderful old church. It was built in the 14th century and served both as a church and defensive retreat for villagers in...

  • ekarlo ekarlo
    Mittelalterliche Dorfkirche

    Die uralte, äußerlich unscheinbare Dorfkirche von Karja auf der Insel Saaremaa birgt in ihrem Inneren ein Kleinod mittelalterlicher, teilweise heidnischer Fresken und Skulpturen. Unbedingt anschauen!


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