Rooslepa Chapel and Cemetery

Rooslepa Chapel and Cemetery

Elbiku küla / Ölbäck, Lääne-Nigula vald, Lääne maakond

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The ruins of Rooslepa chapel originate from the 17th century. It was originally built as a wooden chapel. The present stone chapel was built in 1834. The chapel fell apart after World War II, but the sanctuary which has by now been completely restored was recommemorated in August 2007. The chapel has a brand new belfry with the ball and weathervane. The weathervane depicts a whale with its toothed mouth open.
Interesting facts: The stone inside the chapel near the entrance waited for 10 years to return to its original place. The stone is unique for the autograph by the grandfather of the present King of Sweden dating back to the year 1932.

Times and prices

Open all year round

Is open advance bookings only

  • Adult:


    2 €
  • Pensioner:


    1 €
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

Features and amenities

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

On Tallinn-Haapsalu highway you should move towards Linnamäe. When there in the direction of Port Dirham. Rooslepa chapel is right after you turning into Tuksi.


  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Bus: Elbiku


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Small chapel with a very large churchyard

This small chapel was closed when we visited in early March (but so have most of the other churches we've been to also). From the outside it looked quite austere and no stained glass was present...

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