Varnja Old Believers Prayer House of the Estonian Association of Old Believers Congregations

Kesk tänav-70, Varnja alevik, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond


The big beautiful prayer house in Varnja Village on the shores of Lake Peipus was funded and built by the congregation itself. Most of the many icons of the prayer house date back to the start of the 20th century.
Visitors can only enter the church with a reservation.
The cost of a single visit for a group starts at 35 euros. Visitors get an interesting overview of the life and history of the Old Believers from a local guide who is also an Old Believer. The excursion may last for about an hour - the visit and a warm experience are worth it!

Reminder: Women are asked to enter the prayer house with a covered head.

Times and prices
Open all year round

Is open advance bookings only

  • Group price:


    35 €
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

Features and amenities
Getting there
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Varnja
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