Ruins of St. Mary's Chapel

Maarja tn 21, Viru-Nigula alevik, Viru-Nigula vald, Lääne-Viru maakond

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The ruins of St. Mary's Chapel, first constructed in the 13th century, are located in Viru-Nigula. It is thought that the chapel was built to celebrate victory over the Russians by the Livonian Order in the battle of 1268. After the Lutheran reformation the chapel fell into disuse and became a focal point for folk superstition, which led to its partial demolition in the mid-17th century and its later collapse. The ruins that remain today remind us how unique the chapel was in terms of the differences in its construction from the other chapels of the time influenced by the East.
Did you know...? *The chapel is thought to be the oldest stone sacral structure in this region of Estonia

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Open all year round

24 hours

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  • By car
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
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Helene K

Helene K

St. Mary's Cathedral

Looks nice, nothing special though. When you're visiting Viru-Nigula go there, otherwise there's no point driving specially to see it.

Dm_Shostakovich

Dm_Shostakovich

Стоит посетить на четверть часа.

Красивый закат. И одинокие развалины 13 века, хотя все в черте города. В заснеженном поле заходящие лучи - восхитительно. Но само по себе место стоит лишь 15 минут осмотра. Развалины и руины - моя...

Alena K

Alena K

Таинственное место

Этот памятник озвучен легендами, говорят раньше здесь приносили жертву местные крестьяне для будущих урожаев.

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