Viru Nigula – St Nicholas Church

History

   The church was built in the second half of the 13th century. As it was lying in the areas close to the sea, its patron was Saint Nicholas, the patron of merchants and sailors. In 1658 it was destroyed during the Russo-Swedish War, and the reconstruction was carried out only in the eighteenth century. During World War II, the church suffered damages again.

Architecture

   The church consists of a rectangular nave and a narrower and shorter chancel on the eastern side, also on a quadrilateral plan, a sacristy on the north side and a four-sided tower added on the west side. The nave and presbytery are covered with separate gable roofs. The walls were pierced with long, narrow lancet windows.

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