St. Madeline's Church in Ruhnu

St. Madeline's Church in Ruhnu is the oldest known wooden building still standing in Estonia - its construction was started in 1643. After the Ruhnu Swedish left, the purpose of this house of God was forgotten for half a century. The wooden church was newly consecrated in 1999.
Good to know: The collection of glass paintings from the Ruhnu wooden church is located in the History Museum in Stockholm. The oldest parts of the building are the polygonal choir and altar, and the nave. The altar is covered with a thin, polished stone slate; the oaken frame stands on sand and is open towards the south.

St. Madeline's Church in Ruhnu is the oldest known wooden building still standing in Estonia - its construction was started in 1643. After the Ruhnu Swedish left, the purpose of this house of God was forgotten for half a century. The wooden church wa

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  • Oldest church on Ruhnu

    It's the oldest church on Ruhnu and made totally out of wooden shipwrecks. There's a very little chance to get inside but there's always a possibility to see the interior through windows.

  • Its worth to visit Ruhnu island just because of this church!

    Unique and petite church un old-fashion style, over 400years old is very welcoming. The doors are usually closed but You always can communicate with locals and get inside. The mist amazing thing for...

  • Очаровательно.

    Я ехала на этот остров именно ради этого объекта. Истинным ценителям архитектуры будет очень интересно. Но имейте в виду, гид плохо владеет русским языком.


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