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St. Jacob's Church

The St. Jacob's Church was built in the 13th century. The church is one of the oldest buildings in Saaremaa and it was built as a fortified church. Besides the baroque altar, another valuable element of the church's interior is the chancel that was built in 1793, with dominating classicist forms (the urn crowning the sounding board).
On the outer side of the choir, you can see clean-surfaced broken dolomite walls. Good to know: St. Jacob's Church is the only church in Estonia mentioned in old scrolls With its Rococo elements, the altar wall of St. Jacob's Church is an almost exact copy of the altar of the Dome Church in Riga.

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