Karuse Church

Kinksi küla, Lääneranna vald, Pärnu maakond

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Karuse church is one of the oldest sacral buildings in Läänemaa – it was built in the 1260s as a fortress-church for the Livonian Order.
Inside the church you should pay attention to the Baroque-style pulpit and altar. When walking around the churchyard you will see the trapezoid headstones originating from the 13th century and wheel crosses dating back to the 17th century. Interesting facts: It is likely that the master of the Livonian Order who was killed near Karuse in the sea ice battle with the Lithuanians is buried in the church.

Times and prices

Saturday–sunday: 12:00 - 16:00
Monday–friday: closed


Is open advance bookings only

  • Free of charge

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Getting there

Karuse church is located on Tallinn-Risti-Virtsu highway in Kinksi village right near the highway.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Karuse Kalmistu
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