Värska Church

Värska Church

Velna tee-1, Värska alevik, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond

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Constructed of field stones and brick, Värska Orthodox Church has Saint George as its patron saint. The most significant holiday for the church is therefore St. George's Day, which due to differences in the church calendar is celebrated on 6 May in Setomaa. It's an important holy day that turns into a kirmas, or village party, after noon.

The church has an original iconostasis or icon wall and numerous beautiful handcrafted sacred items. Many cultural figures important to Setomaa, such as Anne Vabarna (1877–1964) and Paul Haavaoks (1924–1983), are buried in the cemetery surrounding the church.

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Open all year round

Is open advance bookings only

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Getting there
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
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Bus: Värska
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Beautiful church with a long history. Some famous indigenous people are burried here and it breaths history when you walk around. Impressive cemetery too!

Erling G

Erling G

Vacker Orthodox Kyrka i Värska.

När man kör igenom byn Värska i Setuland ser man den Orthodoxa kyrkan byggd i rödtegel i närheten av genomfartsleden. Kyrkan har en vacker arkitektur.



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