We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Hidden gem”
Review of Kassari Chapel

Kassari Chapel
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Kaina
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Kassari chapel is a building with romantic appearance that is the only functioning thatched-roof stone church in Estonia. Reputedly it dates back to 18th century because on the inner wall of the chapel there is a year 1801 that is associated with big repair. In the graveyard there are the graves of many famous people - the ancestors of the poets M. Under and D. Vaarandi; the actor Olev Eskola; familiar from V.Panso book "The Funny Person" Lepa Anna. Familiar from art, literature and folk tales the name of Villem Tamm, whom J. Koler used as a model for Christ when painting his work "Come to me" in Kaarli church.
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a quiet moment a visit to the Kassari chapel is definetely worth it. Hidden at the end of the small gravel road rests and old stone chapel with thatched roof. We were lucky to peek inside to see the modest but lovely wooden interior. A special feature is a working candle chandelier and plentiful candle holders everywhere as the chapel has no electricity. Have to come back for a night service sometimes. The small graveyard is also the resting place for many well known Estonians as well as a Baltic German family Stackelberg who used to own the estate.

Thank Sigrid T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (8)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Filter

3 - 7 of 8 reviews

Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you wish peace, quiet, contemplation and a place for prayer it is well worth bumping along the unpaved road to this small chapel.
The 1801 date on the western wall of the church refers to the restoration project of the original building.
The interior is very simple, no stained glass windows, no decorations - all wooden furnishings.
The cemetery is the resting place of not only the Stackelbergs, who owned Kassari for 150 years (ca 1770-1920) but also of several of Estonia's great artistic personages such as the poets Marie Under and Debora Vaarandi.

Thank Derettens O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 13, 2017
Google Translation

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 15, 2016
Google Translation

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile
Google Translation

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Kassari Chapel also viewed

 
Puhalepa, Hiiu County
Korgessaare, Hiiu County
 

Been to Kassari Chapel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing