Hanila kirik

Hanila Church

Hanila küla, Lääneranna vald 90105
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Hanila church is one of the most stylish early-Gothic-style sacral buildings in the Saare-Lääne region and was built in the 13th century. In the west wall of the church you should pay attention to the stairs leading to the vaults and the baroque-style pulpit and carved altar. Also of interest are the gravestones of interesting shapes, probably dating back to the early medieval times, in the cemetery near the church. Interesting facts: 18 trapezoid gravestones were found in the church depicting paganism symbols. A legend says that the builders had bricked in a goose in the wall of he church, hence the name Hanila (The English word for the Estonian hani is goose).

Features and amenities


Free parking
Wheelchair accessible
Information boards


Getting there

Hanila church is located by Tallinn-Risti-Virtsu highway, right next to Hanila Museum.

Nearby stops

Bus: Hanila


Sealed access road
By excursion bus
By public transport
By car

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