Urvaste church and cemetery on the shores of Lake Uhtjärv

Urvaste church and cemetery on the shores of Lake Uhtjärv

Kulla, Kirikuküla, Antsla vald, Võru maakond


The EELC St. Urbanus' Church in Urvaste, Võru County is one of the oldest and most unique country churches. The earliest written records date back to 1413, which means that 600 years have passed since the church was first mentioned.

The church we see today – a three-naved Gothic basilica – was consecrated on 5 September 1889. The entire interior of the church also dates back to this time. In 1938, The organ was built by the Kriisa brothers in 1938, while the church bells date back to 1832.

From the yellow National Geographic window on the shores of Lake Uhtjärv, you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the Urvaste church and the primeval valley of Lake Uhtjärv. The window marks one of the 21 places worthy of discovery in South-Estonia.

Times and prices

Sunday 10:00 - 12:00
Monday–saturday: closed

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

From the Kirikuküla Vana-Antsla crossroads on the Võru-Viljandi road, head towards Kirikuküla and you'll see the yellow window on the slope on your left when descending into the valley. After driving through the valley, you will reach the church on the other slope of the valley.

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