Ruhnu Wooden Church

The Ruhnu Wooden Church is the oldest preserved wooden building in Estonia. Its construction began in 1643, during the period of the Swedish Duchy of Estonia (1561-1721). The Stockholm Historical Museum (Historiska museet) houses a collection of glass paintings from the Ruhnu Wooden Church.

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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.