Rapla Maarja-Magdaleena Church

This Rapla church is the only rural church with two towers in Estonia. The New Roman style building that was consecrated in 1901 was designed by Baltic German architect Rudolf von Engelhardt, and is one of the purest examples of this style in Estonia. Interesting facts: The pulpit and altar were produced in the workshops of Christian Ackermann and Quirinnius Rabe. The Rapla Church Music Festival got its start in the Rapla church. In the church you can listen to the organ produced by Estonia’s renowned organ master craftsmen, the brothers Kriisa. The limestone building can accommodate 3,000 people. In the churchyard you can see round crosses dating back to the 17th century and the monument to the War of Independence designed by Jaan Koort.

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  • gaida820 gaida820
    When in Rapla, find time to visit the church.

    The description of the landmark tells about the details worth seeing. In summer the elderly ladies show you inside. The sound of the organ is unforgettable. In winter the church is cold, although a...

  • jetpilotsimmo jetpilotsimmo
    Beautiful church

    A centrepiece of the town. This church stands tall with its two towers. Great gardens and monuments. I unfortunately didn't get to see the inside of the church but next time I will. It's worth...

  • Marija I Marija I
    Проезжали мимо

    Если проездом в Рапла - заглянуть стоит, но в принципе - церковь как церковь. Красивая, спокойная, вокруг всё ухожено и у самой церкви растёт 200летний большой дуб.

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