Kassari Chapel

Kassari Tagaküla bussipeatus, Taguküla, Hiiumaa vald, Hiiu maakond

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Kassari chapel is a building with romantic appearance that is the only functioning thatched-roof stone church in Estonia. Reputedly it dates back to 18th century because on the inner wall of the chapel there is a year 1801 that is associated with big repair.
In the graveyard there are the graves of many famous people - the ancestors of the poets M. Under and D. Vaarandi; the actor Olev Eskola; familiar from V.Panso book "The Funny Person" Lepa Anna. Familiar from art, literature and folk tales the name of Villem Tamm, whom J. Köler used as a model for Christ when painting his work "Come to me" in Kaarli church.

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Open all year round

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  • Signposted
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
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Idyllic hidden gem

This is a must place, visiting island Kassari. So rich history, so many famous estonians are resting here. History is opened in info stand.



Idyllic chapel

We had some extra time and decided to deviate from the main road to stop by at the Kassari Chapel. We learned quickly that the chapel is open only in summer time. Nevertheless the charming chapel and...



Hidden gem

If you are looking for a quiet moment a visit to the Kassari chapel is definetely worth it. Hidden at the end of the small gravel road rests and old stone chapel with thatched roof. We were lucky to...

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