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St. John's Church

Jaani Street, Tartu 51007, Estonia
+372 744 2229
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Baltic brick gothic

St. John or Janni church is fine example of Baltic brick gothic style from 14th century. Exterior... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Novi Sad, Serbia
The place had the entrance fee

I like to see different churches, but there is no way that I would pay to get in. So I just walked... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Oulu, Finland
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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“terra cotta” (4 reviews)
“red brick” (4 reviews)
“take photos” (2 reviews)
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Jaani Street, Tartu 51007, Estonia
+372 744 2229
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

St. John or Janni church is fine example of Baltic brick gothic style from 14th century. Exterior is quite impresive and intersting but inside is very plan and simple without any decoration. Most famous feature is terracotta figures on outer walls and also some on...More

Thank DejanNS72
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I like to see different churches, but there is no way that I would pay to get in. So I just walked around the building

Thank MC0777
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Old church (1200-1300). Free to enter. A euro to take photos. Interesting terra-cotta sculptures throughout. All brick structure which is just beautiful. You can see how the ground has settled as some walls are no longer straight.

Thank Stephanie N
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This church is the oldest one in Tartu. Built in the 13th century from red bricks. Famous for its unique terracotta sculptures. Has been restored well after world war II and is still a actively serving curch

Thank nublex
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Saint John's church is the main architectural monument in Tartu. Probably the most interesting medieval building in Baltic.

Thank Jaanus12
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We attended a concert in this church and during listening watched the collection of terra-cotta heads. Not to be missed.

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 9 June 2017

It is a beautiful gothic church with some additions of baroque period but lacking any opulence of the latter. Actually it is very austere and rather bare inside, but maybe this is even for the best, because gothic architecture can be admired at its purest....More

Thank acorna
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Very sad to see the dire straights this building has got into including obvious leaning to some of the walls. Glad that restoration work is underway - you get the impression of what has been achieved and what still needs to be done. When we...More

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 19 October 2016

You are walking in the old city and here between the houses you see this beautiful red brick church. You can climb into the tower, but you need a ticket. You don't see a lot, but we think it's worth it :)

Thank Juelba
Reviewed 16 October 2016

For Tartu, or any other city for that matter, to have a known site escape the authoritarian communist city planning is a miracle! This one is definitely one. Simple, elegant, and different. It also has scerts of its own. It is now Lutherian but was...More

Thank amalin
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