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Kuusalu Church

Kuusalu kirik

Founded by Cistercians in the 13th century, the church is consecrated to Saint Lawrence (Estonian: Püha Laurentsius), who legend has it was burned alive on a gridiron.

During the first half of the 15th century the vaults were built and the walls raised. The tower was built in 1760.

Kuusalu church
Kuusalu church
Kuusalu church tower
Kuusalu church tower

Just in front to the church's main entrance is the Benkendorf family chapel with the family's coat of arms carved out of oak wood on an oak wood door.

Kuusalu church chapel
Benkendorf chapel
Benkendorf coat of arms carved from oak
Benkendorf coat of arms

Location: 59°26'42"N 25°26'12"E on: Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Maa Amet.

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