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Põlva Church

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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.

Põlva Church
Põlva Church
Crosses in the facade of Põlva Church
Crosses in the facade of Põlva church

Location: 58°3'18"N 27°3'27"E on: Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Maa Amet.

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