Läänemaa Churches Tour
1. Haapsalu Bishop’s Castle Cathedral → 2. St John’s Lutheran Church in Haapsalu → 3. Haapsalu Maria-Magdaleena Church → 4. Noarootsi Church → 5. Rooslepa Chapel and Cemetery → 6. Nõva Church → 7. Lääne-Nigula Church → 8. Piirsalu church → 9. Kullamaa Church → 10. Kirbla Church → 11. St Elizabeth's Church in Lihula → 12. Karuse Church → 13. Hanila Church → 14. Martna Church → 15. Ridala Church → 16. St Olav’s Church in Vormsi → 17. Vormsi Cemetery
The churches of Läänemaa present a unique amalgam of architecture, culture and religion. The Bishopric of Ösel-Wiek was established 800 years ago. During the tour you will see the peculiar features of the religious landscape
of Läänemaa from the ancient times to our own days. The Lutheran parishes have worked in medieval Catholic churches, the numerous Orthodox churches reflect unique features of the former religious policies. You will discover different national cultures peacefully existing side by side and even now the influence of the Estonian Swedes is a factor here. Local churches still house some pipe organs of unique value that form an important part of the Estonian organ music legacy.