Two churches of Ruhnu island, Estonia

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At the centre of the island, next to each other stand two churches. The first, St. Madeline's Church, is the oldest wooden church in the Baltics and oldest wooden building still standing in Estonia; it dates back to 1644, its baroque tower was finished in 1755.
After Swedes (the first owners of the island) had left the island, the church wasn’t in use for some 50 years, and it was newly consecrated in 1999.

Ruhnu’s New Church was built in 1912. Its walls are made from rocks that were cut to shape right on the spot. Nikolaus Bell on the church’s balcony is one of the oldest church bells in Estonia. This is where services are held today.

Little cemetery with old moss-grown gravestones lies next to the churchyard.

Find more information about the churches at http://www.visitestonia.com/en/st-madeline-s-church-in-ruhnu
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