St. Laurentius Church on the island of Prangli

Lääneotsa küla, Viimsi vald, Harju maakond


St. Laurentius Church on the island of Prangli is one of the smallest Estonian wooden churches that was completed in 1848.

Quite likely, a chapel used to stand on the same spot already a couple of centuries earlier. According to a legend, it was built by Finnish seal hunters who got stranded on the island. A storm had carried them on a block of ice to Prangli island on the feast day of St Lawrence. They determined the spot for constructing the chapel by carrying water in a sieve – the building was erected on the spot where the sieve was leaking water the best.

A fascinating fact: the walls of the church are covered with wallpaper.

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