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Kihnu Orthodox Church

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Category Architectural sightseeings, Churches
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Coordinates 59.453556, 24.861689
GPS: 59° 27' 13" N, 24° 51' 42" E

Kihnu church built in 1784 is one of the few Orthodox churches, which is adapted from Lutheran sacral buildings.  Between 1846 and 1847 the inhabitants of Kihnu Island almost entirely went into the Orthodox religion. Tsar Nicholas I gave a command to give the building of the Lutheran church to the Orthodox congregation and an onion dome was built on top of the bell tower.  Inside the church you can admire the simple but beautiful iconostasis in the entire space within the Church. 

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