The Old Believers Tour
1. Tartu City & University of Tartu → 2. Tartu Visitor Centre → 3. Kolkja Museum of Old Believers → 4. Varnja Old Believers Prayer House of the Estonian Association of Old Believers Congregations
This one day East Estonia tour concentrates on The Old Believers who are religious refugees who opposed the official teachings of the Russian Orthodox Church and settled in Estonia in the 17th century. These people live in an unique one street village that stretch for miles. Visit the Kolkja museum and and do not forget to eat in local restaurant that offers traditional fish and onion dishes.
Sites along route
The big and beautiful prayer house in Varnja Village on the shores of Lake Peipus was funded and built by the congregation itself. Most of the icons of the prayer house date back to the start of the…