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Karuse Church

Address: Kinksi küla, Hanila vald, Lääne maakond | Show on map
Mobile phone: (+372) 502 1305
Website: http://hanila.kovtp.ee/et/karuse-kirik External link
E-mail: karuse@eelk.ee
Method of payment: Cash

Karuse church is one of the oldest sacral buildings in Läänemaa – it was built in the 1260s as a fortress-church for the Livonian Order.
Inside the church you should pay attention to the Baroque-style pulpit and altar. When walking around the churchyard you will see the trapezoid headstones originating from the 13th century and wheel crosses dating back to the 17th century. Interesting facts: It is likely that the master of the Livonian Order who was killed near Karuse in the sea ice battle with the Lithuanians is buried in the church.

Times and prices

04.07–16.08

Saturday–sunday: 12:00 - 16:00
Monday–friday: closed

17.08–03.07

Is open advance bookings only

Free of charge.

Features

  • Information boards
  • Site lighting
  • Free parking

Meals

Seminar and conference rooms