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Igene Evangelic Lutheran church

Igene church is one of the few wooden churches in Latvia, built in mid-18th century and still successfully serving its original purpose. The shape of the dimension, layout and proportions of the church are archaic bearing evidence of preservation of ancient traditions of wooden craft.

  • Igene church

The church was built in 1757 and financed by the owner of Igene Manor Alexander von den Brincken. The one-nave log building is planked with horizontally painted boards, there is a polygonal apse, sacristy and a square bell tower with a polygonal roof peak brought forward from the building.


There are several valuable items in the church: the altar (1752) and pulpit, which were not very successfully painted in 1932. During the restoration, when the top layer of the black colouring was cleaned, paintings were uncovered, which indicate that the pulpit and the altar are older than the church itself.
The fitting of the door lock (18th century) and the wind-cock on the tower (1757) are peculiar.

 
57.301006, 22.820362
  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • German
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Admission fee: 
    For donations
  • Payment methods: 
    • Cash
Services: 
  • Guide service available
Amenities and Features: 
  • WC
Working Hours: 

Upon prior notice.

Last updated: 11.06.2014