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St. Martin's Church in Valjala

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Category Architectural sightseeings, Churches
Location
Valjala alevik, Valjala vald, Saaremaa
Coordinates 58.408054, 22.788889
GPS: 58° 24' 29" N, 22° 47' 20" E

Right after the Ordelian conquest in 1227 a chapel was built to Valjala. A layer of its walls is still there as is a fragment of the paintings that beautified the chapel--the church stands on top of the chapel. There are also pieces of the Vikings related trapeze shaped grave stones only found in Western-Estonia in the wall.

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