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Saint Martin's Church in Valjala

The oldest medieval country church in Estonia is situated on the island of Saaremaa. It was built during the 13th century. A Romanesque west portal with a round arch and a heavy baptismal font. Mural decorations from the early years of the church. Pieces of ancient trapezium-shaped tomb stones in the tower wall (XVII).

The construction of Valjala Church was started in 1227. The oldest part of the church is the choir room to which the nave was later added. At Valjala Church you can see a Romanesque baptismal font from the 13th century, which is believed to be one of the most unique pieces of carved stonework in the Baltic states. In the choir room of the church you can marvel the murals which depict six apostles and are painted at the time when the original chapel was built - the later choir room part.  

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Homepage:http://www.eelk.ee/valjala
E-mail:valjala@eelk.ee
Phone:+372 454 9543
Aaddress:Valjala, Valjala parish, Estonia
County:Saaremaa
ZIP:94302