Paide Church of the Holy Cross

Keskväljak 1, Paide linn, Paide


In Paide, a church was established as early as in the 13th century; however, the church building has been destroyed several times during various wars. In 1767, the city started to build a church again which was consecrated in 1786. On 10 May 1845, the church was destroyed in a fire. Between 1847 and 1848, a new building was constructed in late classicist style with neo-baroque touches.

Paide Church of the Holy Cross is unique among Estonian churches because its tower is not located on the western side but on the southern side, in the middle of the building.

The interior of Paide church is modest. The choir is separated from the nave by a wide triumphal arc. The most important elements in the interior of the church are its neo-baroque altar and pulpit and rare stained-glass windows.

Times and prices

Is open advance bookings only

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
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Irina B

Irina B

Look at the bell on the church roof

This is very interesting church in the architectural sense. The bell is notonle decoration on its roof, it sounds. The church inside is cosy, full of flowers, The organ is small, but resonant due the...



Amazing baptismal font

Church is the biggest building in the city, situated in the center. Quite close to the old castle. Church except the high have inside extraordinary baptismal font. It has been taken form the burned...

Elena K

Elena K

Шпиль в центре города

Церковь расположена рядом с историческими развалинами и башней, видна издалека. Интересная симметрия в обе стороны от шпиля. Внутрь не попали, была закрыта рано утром.

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