The church in the small town of Põlva, in south-eastern Estonia, dates from the 15th century. One of the striking features are the two crosses in the facade one of which is a Celtic type cross with a circle connecting the arms of the cross.
Legend has it that a young girl was immured into the walls of the church in a kneeling position. Hence the name of town became Põlva from the Estonian word for knee, Põlv.
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