South Estonia

Spire of St. Paul’s Church in Tartu

St. Paul’s Church in Tartu, Estonia’s only Art Nouveau sanctuary, was completed in 1919. The spire is 102.9 metres high and the viewing platform is 87.02 metres above sea level. The viewing platform is approximately 30 metres from the ground. In the spire, you can see the two steel church bells.
The bells were cast in Bochum, Germany, in 1922, and were first rung in Tartu on Christmas Eve 1923. The glass domed bell tower can only be accessed from the stairs, and along the way, you can explore a small gallery on the history of the church.
The church has a columbarium, the largest organ in South Estonia, and a bookstore.


South Estonia

Opening times

Open all year round

Mon-Fri 10:00 - 17:00

Sat 10:00 - 12:00

Sun 09:00 - 12:00


Riia tn 27, Tartu linn, Tartu linn, Tartu maakond