Vastseliina Church

Kirikla, Külaoru küla, Võru vald, Võru maakond

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Vastseliina Castle was built in 1342. The Swedish Army gave the order to build another church outside the walls of the castle as an addition to the Vastseliina Castle Chapel. The new church was consecrated as St. Catherine's Church. The church was destroyed together with the Vastseliina Castle by Russian cannon fire. Another church was built, and construction began on a stone church. Von Liphardt donated an organ made by Kessler and an alter painting by Baron Maydell to the church. Vastseliina Church was reconstructed according to the plans of the architect Pohlmann. In 1911 the church obtained a new organ built by the brothers Kriisa.

Church service is held on Sunday.

Times and prices

Monday–saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00


Is open advance bookings only

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Getting there

Drive 25 km along the Vastseliina-Luhamaa highway and you will see a turn-off to the left towards Külaoru before you reach the village of Vastseliina. Turn left towards Külaoru and drive approximately 1 km to the crossroad and follow the sign toward Kapera. From here you will see the church. Services are held every Sunday and on the most important church holy days.

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