Tartu St. John’s Church of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church

Tartu St. John's Church, which was built in the 14th century in Gothic style, is one of the oldest in Estonia; moreover, it is unique in Europe due to its many original terracotta sculptures. Today, almost 1,000 terracotta sculptures survive, their age reaching about 700 years.
You are welcome to enjoy the spectacular views of the historical Old Town of Tartu from the viewing platforms of St. John's Church; you can also visit the arts and crafts shop.

Entrance to the church is free of charge for individuals; for groups, the price of admission is €1 per person.

Access to the viewing platform costs €2 per adult and €1.5 per pupil, student and pensioner.

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  • Juelba Juelba
    Old and graceful

    You are walking in the old city and here between the houses you see this beautiful red brick church. You can climb into the tower, but you need a ticket. You don't see a lot, but we think it's worth...

  • amalin amalin
    The most beautiful in Tartu!

    For Tartu, or any other city for that matter, to have a known site escape the authoritarian communist city planning is a miracle! This one is definitely one. Simple, elegant, and different. It also...

  • Ana L Ana L
    Number 1 in Tartu

    This is a must see in Tartu. This medieval church has now been renovated and looks surprisingly beautiful! you can visit it for free, but you have to pay if you want to take pictures.

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