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Velēna Ev.Lutheran Church

A Neogothic style church built of fieldstone. The interior still retains its 19th century Gothic furnishings, and the visitors can enjoy the organ built in 1898 by the Sauer firm.

The present-day church rises in the location where a number of its predecessors have stood since the year 1600. The first of those is said to have been a timber structure with a turf roof, and that's where the village draws its name from: Velēna is Latvian for "turf". The construction of the present church started in 1896, and on 2 August 1898 the building was consecrated. The church was built of fieldstone, under the management of master builder J.Brauns.

Its interior still retains the original 19th century Gothic style furnishings – the altar, the pulpit, and the organ façade.


The building accommodates a permanent exposition on the history of the church and the congregation.

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Coordinates:
57.241257, 26.403837
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Gulbene district, Lizums parish, Velēna, LV-4425
+371 26387499
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Free parking
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Last updated: 
30.09.2014