Tartu Uspenski Cathedral of the Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church

Magasini tänav 1, Tartu linn, Tartu

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Construction of the Tartu Uspenski Cathedral started by the order of Peter I after the Northern War and it was consecrated in 1783. The church was established on the foundation of the Dominican Convent Church. It was initially built in the shape of a cross and was given its quadrangular shape in 1840.
Interesting facts: - a chapel to St Isidor, who died as a martyr, was established in the church in the course of its extension; ‑ the Bolsheviks killed 19 innocent people in the cellar of Krediidikassa 80 years ago. Their victims, archpriests Bleive and Berzhanitski, are buried in Uspenski Church.

Times and prices
Open all year round

Saturday 17:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 12:00
Monday–friday: closed

Features and amenities
Getting there
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Palmihoone
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Church with moving history

The Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God is worth visiting, although it's not in very good condition. The site itself is rich with ecclesial history of Estonia from middle ages. The...

Philip P

Philip P

Not sure what to tell about this.

I would get the impression that it's abandoned and not open for visitors. Both the garden and the walls look like needing some serious maintenance before it can be exposed to visitors. Just not sure...



Nice but neglected church.

Unlike other Lutheran and Orthodox churches in Tartu this one is in a urgent need of restoration. Church itself is really beautifull building from 18th century and could be great tourist attraction...

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