The Pöide Church was built in the middle of the 14th century on the ruins of the Pöide Order Castle. The existence of the castle is witnessed by the ruins lying under ground north of the church. Lower parts of the side walls of the church now standing there are the only ones remaining from that period.
Near the southern wall of the church, you will see trapezoid-shaped gravestones and their fragments walled into the floor of the choir. Good to know: The Pöide Church is the biggest single nave church in Western Estonia and the islands. The rich carved decor of the church is one of the best examples of Estonian High Gothic. The main portal of the church is situated to the south, not to the west like in other churches.