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The towers of Tartu Cathedral

Address: Lossi tänav 25, Tartu | Show on map
Telephone: (+372) 737 5674
Fax: (+372) 737 5679
Website: http://www.muuseum.ut.ee/en External link
E-mail: muuseum@ut.ee
Method of payment: Card payment, Cash

Tartu Cathedral is one of the biggest churches in Estonia, and the only medieval church with two towers in the country. Its construction is thought to have commenced in the 13th century and continued through until the early 16th century, when it eas the biggest church and largest brick structure in Eastern Europe. The final parts completed were its towers. The church was destroyed during the Livonian War and has not operated as a place of worship since that time.

1802 architect Johann Wilhelm Krause built a library in the choir part of the cathedral, which became the home of the History Museum of the University of Tartu in 1981. The towers were renovated in 2005, and there are plans to transform the section of the building that remains in ruins into a venue for concerts.

Did you know?
*The cathedral is open to visitors from April to November.
*During the Soviet era the ruins of the cathedral were used to train mountain climbers from the University of Tartu.

Times and prices


Wednesday–sunday: 11:00 - 17:00
Monday–tuesday: closed
Adult: from 4 €
Child: from 3 €
Family ticket: from 8 €
Pensioner: from 3 €
University student: from 3 €
School student: from 3 €
Grupi hind: from 3.6 €

Exact price to be clarified by service provider.


  • Exhibition
  • Information boards
  • Information point
  • Convenient Store
  • Souvenirs
  • Site lighting
  • Viewing platform
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilet
  • Free parking
  • Paid parking

Additional services

  • Guide service available


  • ISIC
  • ITIC
  • For students
  • For pensioners


Seminar and conference rooms

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