The 10 Best Things to Do in Rapla, Rapla County

Rapla is a town in central Estonia, the administrative centre of Rapla County and Rapla Parish. The oldest records date back to 1241 in the Danish Census Book, when it was said that it was a small village with 8 acres of cultivated fields. By the end of the 13th century the village centre was firmly established. At around the same time a Cistercian monastery was built.

1. Hageri-Sutlema rannamoodustised

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Hageri-Sutlema rannamoodustised

Reviewed By 520olga - Tallinn, EstoniaTallinn, Estonia

Hageri-Sutlema rannamoodustised

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2. Rapla Maarja-Magdaleena Church

Kalda 1, Rapla 79513, Estonia Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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Rapla Maarja-Magdaleena Church

This Rapla church is the only rural church with two towers in Estonia. The New Roman style building that was consecrated in 1901 was designed by Baltic German architect Rudolf von Engelhardt, and is one of the purest examples of this style in Estonia. Interesting facts: The pulpit and altar were produced in the workshops of Christian Ackermann and Quirinnius Rabe. The Rapla Church Music Festival got its start in the Rapla church. In the church you can listen to the organ produced by Estonia’s renowned organ master craftsmen, the brothers Kriisa. The limestone building can accommodate 3,000 people. In the churchyard you can see round crosses dating back to the 17th century and the monument to the War of Independence designed by Jaan Koort.

Reviewed By jetpilotsimmo - Hervey Bay, AustraliaHervey Bay, Australia

Beautiful church

A centrepiece of the town. This church stands tall with its two towers. Great gardens and monuments. I unfortunately didn't get to see the inside of the church but next time I will. It's worth stopping off and walking the gardens too.

3. Rapla River Promenade

Kalda 2, Rapla 79513, Estonia Sights & Landmarks, Piers & Boardwalks
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Rapla River Promenade

This promenade, which winds its way along the banks of the Keila River, is a favourite spot among walkers. On one side it is bordered by the Vigala River, and on the other by the Maarja-Magdaleena church park.Did you know…?*You can picnic on the promenade, and even share some of your lunch with the resident ducks*The church park is home to Rapla’s oldest building – the parsonage, dating from the 18th century*The parsonage currently houses the Rapla Art Society*While you are here, be sure to visit Rapla church with its unique twin towers*In the church garden you will see a freedom monument designed by Jaan Koort

Reviewed By Cpucc001 - Rapla County, EstoniaRapla County, Estonia

Adorable, relaxing space

The Rapla River is simply the cutest little river I've found wandering through a small quiet town. This promenade extends back beside the church to a platform over looking the river. It goes much further the other direction back behind the hospital, besid

4. Raimond Valgre Museum

Tallinna mnt 17A, Rapla 79513, Estonia Museums, Specialty Museums
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Raimond Valgre Museum

Composer Raimond Valgre (1913-1949) lives in the hearts of every Estonian. Everyone has a slightly different take on the man, but almost all see him as a dreamer, a romantic, talented through and through and completely dedicated to music - of which he is a creator of magical melodies. Musicals, plays and films have been made about him; books have been written about him; monuments have been dedicated to him; and his songs are always being sung. Valgre's contribution to Estonian music and his connections to Rapla, where he spent his childhood years, gave rise to the idea of the Raimond Valgre Museum. Here you can find out all about his life and work, while his famous songs play in the background.

Reviewed By gaida820 - Rapla County, EstoniaRapla County, Estonia

A cosy seminar room

Food is not far (next door),it was comfortable to order some delicious meals, wifi and walls full of history. Raimond Valgre was a composer, his melodies are still heart warming and adored by people. To have a seminar there was an excellent idea. Positive

5. Jarvakandi Glass Studio

1. Mai 2A, Rapla 79101, Estonia Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries
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Jarvakandi Glass Studio

At the glass studio attached to the Jarvakandi glass museum you will see examples of artificial glass blown using handicraft methods.Did it you know…?*Here you can learn the basics of glass blowing *You can blow glass yourself in the studio or watch the work of glass masters in the public workshop*You can enjoy the wonders of glass blowing and even record special occasions forever in glass

Reviewed By Derettens O - Tartu, EstoniaTartu, Estonia

Watch and Learn about the hand-blowing of glass, and buy at discounted rates

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - YESEntry fee €0Järvakandi is 87.5km due south of Tallinn (2 hours by car), 58km north-east of Pärnu, Estonia's summer capital, and by the glass blower's admission 'in the middle of nowhere'.The local sand is particularly suitable for m

6. Rapla Stone Bridge

Kalda tn, Rapla, Estonia Sights & Landmarks, Bridges
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Rapla Stone Bridge

This bridge, which crosses the Vigala River, was built in place of the former wooden bridge in the late 19th century. A reinforced concrete structure was superimposed on the old bridge in 2009, and pedestrian bridges were added on either side.Did you know…?*The renovated bridge is the only one of its kind in the country*The stone bridge is on the coat of arms of Rapla municipality*A café operates under the bridge on Rapla Day where the dress code is galoshes*River rallies have been held on the river under the bridge, and performances have been given on top of it*Mermaids have even been spotted in the river!*Bring a sandwich, come and park yourself by the river and enjoy some time to yourself! You might not spy any mermaids, but you’re sure to see some ducks!

Reviewed By Cpucc001 - Rapla County, EstoniaRapla County, Estonia

Fabulous sight!

Adorable center piece to this gem of a town in the center of Estonia. Rapla has a fun and free spirit and a simple walk along this river shows it perfectly anytime of year :)

7. Freedom Monument

Kalda tn, Rapla, Estonia Sights & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
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Freedom Monument

This unique monument, made from dolomite from the Estonian island of Saaremaa, was consecrated on 30 September 1923 in remembrance of the 142 men from Rapla parish who died in World War I and the Estonian War of Independence. It was designed by Jaan Koort. The original monument was destroyed in 1940, but a new version was unveiled on 23 June 1989 produced by sculptor Tonu Maarand.The monument is situated in the garden of the Maarja-Magdaleena church.Did you know…? *What remains of the original monument can be seen behind the church *In front of the parsonage you will see a group of trees known as the ‘Priiuse oaks’, which were planted to mark the end of serfdom

Reviewed By 520olga - Tallinn, EstoniaTallinn, Estonia

Колонна Свободы

Колонна Свободы ,памятник во дворе церкви,воздвигнутый в память о 142 солдатах из Раплаского прихода, павших в первой мировой и Освободительной войне, можно погулять так как все туристические объекты в Рапла находятся в радиусе 300 метров.

Tallinna mnt 17, Rapla 79513, Estonia Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries
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Rutmani gallery

The Rutmani gallery forms part of Rapla’s cultural centre. Did you know…?*The gallery was named after the chairman of the education society that existed in Rapla at one time*Various exhibitions are held here throughout the year*The gallery’s café is a great place to enjoy some fine art and fine coffee*The café’s terrace often hosts unique musical events

Reviewed By gaida820 - Rapla County, EstoniaRapla County, Estonia

small cosy place with friendly service and tasty meals

This place is quite popular among locals. It is enjoyable to have your meal surrounded by an interesting exhibition. The menu is simple but always interesting. The service is friendly and fast. A good place for meetings, there is one more room to have a m

9. Alu Lord of the Manor Sculpture

Tallinna mnt 18, Rapla 79513, Estonia Sights & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
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Alu Lord of the Manor Sculpture

The sculpture was designed by sculptor Raimo Kuusik and smith Toomas Tonisson.

Reviewed By 520olga - Tallinn, EstoniaTallinn, Estonia

Скульптура помещика Алу

Скульптура помещика Алу я так понимаю что весь Рапла построен на его земле ,находиться напротив дома культуры, можно погулять так как все туристические объекты в Рапла находятся в радиусе 300 метров,рядом церковь.

10. Linda Raus’ Room

Tallinna mnt 17, Rapla 79513, Estonia Museums, Specialty Museums
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Linda Raus’ Room

Linda Raus (née Portsmuth) was a folk artist with an extraordinary range: she played the saxophone and accordion; staged operettas and plays; conducted choirs; taught hundreds of people folk dances; was the director of county and national folk festivals; and penned and directed dozens of performances.Did you know…?*This room provides a concise overview of the life’s work of Linda Raus*Lessons are held here every Tuesday at which you will meet some very interesting characters

Reviewed By 520olga - Tallinn, EstoniaTallinn, Estonia

Комната Линды Раус

Комната находятся в доме культуры в Рапла ,Линда Раус была мастером народного творчества, галерея и кафе Рютмана ,музей Раймонд Валгре тоже находятся в это здании ,но к сожалению там идёт ремонт и комнаты будут открыты только в январе 2019 г.,можно погуля

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