Rapla Maarja-Magdaleena Church

Kalda tn 1, Rapla, Rapla vald, Rapla maakond

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This Rapla church is the only rural church with two towers in Estonia. The New Roman style building that was consecrated in 1901 was designed by Baltic German architect Rudolf von Engelhardt, and is one of the purest examples of this style in Estonia. Interesting facts: The pulpit and altar were produced in the workshops of Christian Ackermann and Quirinnius Rabe. The Rapla Church Music Festival got its start in the Rapla church. In the church you can listen to the organ produced by Estonia’s renowned organ master craftsmen, the brothers Kriisa. The limestone building can accommodate 3,000 people. In the churchyard you can see round crosses dating back to the 17th century and the monument to the War of Independence designed by Jaan Koort.

Times and prices

Sunday 10:00 - 14:00
Monday–saturday: closed

Tuesday–saturday: 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 14:00
Monday closed

  • Free of charge

  • Free of charge

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Getting there

We recommend you take a bus to the Rapla Bus Station and walk from there – about 100 m toward the city centre.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Rapla bussijaam
Train: Rapla rongijaam
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When in Rapla, find time to visit the church.

The description of the landmark tells about the details worth seeing. In summer the elderly ladies show you inside. The sound of the organ is unforgettable. In winter the church is cold, although a...



Beautiful church

A centrepiece of the town. This church stands tall with its two towers. Great gardens and monuments. I unfortunately didn't get to see the inside of the church but next time I will. It's worth...




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