St. John’s Church

Vabaduse väljak 1, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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This three-nave church in neo-Gothic style at the heart of the city on Freedom Square was completed in 1867.

The smart design of the altar and the painting Christ on the Cross (Karl Gottlieb Wenig, colourful stained-glass windows by Eva-Aet Jänes) and the chandeliers which are older than the building itself, make the church radiant. The oldest church bell with an Estonian text is also located in the church tower (1872). 

The church is offset by the functionalist and art deco buildings.

Major construction work took place around the church in the 1930s when the Freedom Square began to look like it looks today, and turned into a place suitable for pedestrians.

The church is also a popular concert venue.

Times and prices

Tuesday, thursday, saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 14:00
Sunday 09:30 - 16:00
Monday closed


Is open advance bookings only

  • Free of charge

  • Free of charge

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
  • Signposted
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating


This Church make me impressed everytime!

This yellow church looks perfect! Everytime I visit Tallinn, I visit JAANI KIRIK. I like everything: interior, silent inside and this wonderful geometry of building of church.

Rami A

Rami A

A modest church but worth a visit

A very modest church certainly not as impressive as others in the city, but still worth a visit. Not too far from the center (walking distance)



Nice church

Went to the church today and when I walked inside there was organ and fuete music playing. The acoustics were very good. Outside is interesting but the inside is very nice.

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