The Church of the Holy Cross in Harju-Risti is a medieval Gothic style building with a peculiar shaped tower. Construction started in the 13th century and was completed in the first half of the 15th century. The church is the eye-catcher in Harju-Risti, a village in Padise vald, some distance west of Tallinn.
The church was originally built with a round tower, however during the first half of 17th century half of the top of the tower collapsed. It was only partially reconstructed giving the tower its peculiar shape.
Copyright Otto de Voogd 2006