Nõo church

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Works began already in the 1250s, and may have been initiated by the same master who built the Dome Church in Riga.

About ten years later, the church was vaulted. The building was constructed similarly to the sacral structures found in Rein-Westphalia.

The church may have also served as a refuge dwelling, as the stairs leading to the vaults begin at 3 meters.

Also the walls were relatively thick. The church never had a massive tower, instead it had a smaller wooden tower, which in its current form was placed there in 1819.

Nõo church has been able to successfully retain its original look, being one of the best examples of a medieval sacral building in Estonia.

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