St. John's Church

  Jaani 5      +372 744 22 29     07 Apr 2024
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 its 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.




Open 12:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon, Sun.
In April, May, November and December open Tue-Sat 12:00-17:00, in June, July and August Tue - Sat 11:00-18:00, in September and October 11:00-17:00. Sunday service at 11:00.

Price/Additional Info

Admission to tower €3, reduced €2.


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