Haapsalu Maria-Magdaleena Church

Rüütli tänav 2, Haapsalu linn, Haapsalu

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The Estonian Orthodox Maria Magdaleena Church is located in an idyllic area of Haapsalu – on the Promenade. Russian Tsar Alexander II attended the opening of the church in 1852.
The church was restored to its present state only a few years ago. The church is open on Sundays from 9 am to noon. To visit at other times, please contact us in advance. Interesting fact: The church and the surrounding buildings are depicted in Ilon Wikland’s book Long, Long Journey. Ilon Wikland, who was the illustrator of Astrid Lindgren’s books, describes her Haapsalu childhood in the book.

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Open all year round

Sunday 09:00 - 12:00
Monday–saturday: closed

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Getting there

By foot, when you arrive at the Castle Square in front of the Haapsalu Bishop’s Castle, you will be facing the Läänemaa Museum in the old town hall. From there, turn left and walk along Linda Street until to arrive at the church.

  • Signposted
  • By car
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Wonderful to see

This church can be found in a park by the promenade. Unfortunately it was closed during my visit but still it makes for a beautiful photograph.




Charming little Russian orthodox church in a beautiful setting. Unfortunately it was closed the afternoon I visited.

Igor B

Igor B

Уютная церквушка в не людом месте

Этот храм надо или искать специально или встретишь его совершенно случайно... Видимо "дорога ведёт к храму". Очень уютное, намоленое место, тихое и спокойное. Очень красивое здание.

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