Tartu

St. John's Church

  Jaani 5      (+372) 744 22 29     09 Apr 2019
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.

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tartu.jaani@eelk.ee

Open

Open 10:00 - 19:00. Closed Sun.
Sunday service at 11:00. From September to May church open Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00, closed Mon, Sun. 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.

Price/Additional Info

Admission to tower €2.

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