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.

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 a

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  • Baltic brick gothic

    St. John or Janni church is fine example of Baltic brick gothic style from 14th century. Exterior is quite impresive and intersting but inside is very plan and simple without any decoration. Most...

  • The place had the entrance fee

    I like to see different churches, but there is no way that I would pay to get in. So I just walked around the building

  • Little different. Pretty neat.

    Old church (1200-1300). Free to enter. A euro to take photos. Interesting terra-cotta sculptures throughout. All brick structure which is just beautiful. You can see how the ground has settled as...


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