Kihnu St Nicholas Church
|Address:||Lemsi küla, Kihnu vald, Pärnu maakond | Show on map|
|Telephone:||(+372) 446 9910|
|Method of payment:||Cash only|
Kihnu Church, built in 1784, is one of the few orthodox churches converted from a Lutheran sacral building. Almost all Kihnu people converted to orthodoxy from 1846 to 1847, the Lutheran church was given to the orthodox congregation by order of Tsar Nicholas I and an onion dome was built on the bell tower. Inside the church, you can admire a simple but beautiful iconostasis that covers almost the entire width of the room.
Useful information! The old Kihnu Church, which is really a chapel, was located on the northern tip of the island on a high sandy coast and according to a legend, it was destroyed in a fire during the Great Northern War.
Times and prices
Is open advance bookings only
Free of charge.
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