St. John's Church

  Jaani 5      +372 744 22 29     15 Jun 2022
This magnificent, 14th-century edifice is not only Tartu’s oldest surviving church, it’s also a treasure trove of medieval sculpture. Its most famous feature is the approximately 1,000 terracotta figures that inhabit the church, both inside and out, remnants of the 2,000 it’s thought to have had in the middle-ages. The church was wrecked in World War II and stood derelict for nearly a half-century. After 16 years of renovation, it was finally reconsecrated and opened to the public on June 29, 2005. The tower's viewing platform is open to the public during the church's regular opening hours, closed for concert or service time only. During winter season the platform can be visited only on prior registration by phone.




Open 12:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon, Sun.
From June through August open Mon-Sat 10:00-19:00. Sunday service at 11:00.

Price/Additional Info

Admission to tower €2, reduced €1.5.


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