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

Riia tänav 27, Tartu linn, Tartu

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Tartu St. Paul’s Church is the only Estonian sacral building in the Art Nouveau style, as well as one of the most outstanding twentieth-century sacral buildings in Estonia. The church and its wing form one of the most remarkable ensembles of sacral architecture.
The church was designed by Finnish-American architect E. Saarinen in 1913; the construction was completed and the building was consecrated in 1917. The interior was finished in 1919.
There was a fire in the church during the Second World War. However, the congregation led its partial restoration, so it was re-consecrated in 1966.
The church was restored by M. Nieminen and K. Järvinen on the basis of E. Saarinen’s projects.
The church houses a columbarium, a crypt, and a bookstore. You can also visit the spire.

Times and prices
Open all year round

Monday–friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 12:00
Sunday 09:00 - 12:00

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

The Widget Factory and the Estonian Print and Paper Museum are also in the immediate vicinity of St. Paul’s Church.

Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Kastani
Train: Tartu Raudteejaam
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ludortravel

ludortravel

Awesome Estonian church

Impressive and special architecture. The interior is also awesome, with a beautiful organ and so much peace.

ellerat863

ellerat863

Church Service

I went to church. My first time in an Estonian church for a service. Awesome inside, the beautiful church organ pipes, the altar, the dedication of the parishoners. I felt at home. I felt happy, and...

acorna

acorna

Outstanding example of the 20th century architecture

St. Paul’s is a red-brick Art nouveau building. To anyone, who has been in Helsinki, first glimpse of St. Paul’s immediately brings reminiscence of Helsinki railway station. No wonder – both...

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