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Karja Catherine Church (Estonia), one of the churches participating in BASTIS

BASTIS provides information on the following churches within BSR (sorted by country, for a quick overview see the Benchmark Report):

  • St. Madeline's Church (Estonia): St. Madeline's Church in Ruhnu is the oldest known wooden building still standing in Estonia - its construction was started in 1643.
  • St Elizabeth’s Lutheran Church (Estonia): Eliisabet's Church in the centre of Pärnu, inaugurated in 1750, is the most outstanding sacral building of the Baroque period in Estonia.
  • Karja Catherine Church (Estonia): Karja church was built in the beginning of the 14th century and has retained almost unchanged its initial shape. Karja church is one of the richest of sculptures in the whole Northern Europe.
  • Kihelkonna Church (Estonia): The church of Kihelkonna was built in the second half of 13th century. The tower of Kihelkonna church was initially used also as lighthouse.
  • Bad Doberan Abbey Church (Germany): The Abbey Church, which continues to be used as Doberan Minster (Doberaner Münster), is one of the most important Brick Gothic buildings in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.


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