Kihelkonna Church

The church of St. Michael was built in the third quarter of the 13th century. The arches of the 13th-century church have been preserved. The bell tower, which is separate from the church, was built in 1638. The organ was built for the church in 1805 by the master Johann Andreas Stein and is one of the oldest in Estonia.

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Peter and Paul Church

The Peter and Paul Church in Kaarma was probably built in 1261. The high bell tower, whose east side rests on the west side, was completed in the 15th century. The eastern wall of the choir hall is illustrated by a rare triple window in Estonia. The interior of the church contains real treasures. Besides the 13th century paintings on the north wall of the choir. There are also 13th-century baptismal fonts as well as a wooden sculpture of Simon of Cyrene (mid 15th century) and an altar donated in 1547.

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Valjala Church

The church in Valjala is the oldest preserved stone church in Estonia. It was built from 1227, at the time of the Livonia Crusades (13th century). In the third quarter of the 13th century, the small church of that time was transformed into a fortified church. The defensive church contains both Romanesque and Gothic elements. In 1922, thunderstruck the church and burnt the baroque helmet of the tower.