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St. John's Church

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Amazing interior, you feel like few hundred years ago - ask to let you in up the tower, some... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2015
theonewithfood
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Jaroslaw, Poland
Unique collection of ceramic figures

This church has a very frugal, but also harmonious style. The collection of ceramic figures is... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2015
Christine F
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Neumarkt
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Jaani Street, Tartu 51007, Estonia
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

Amazing interior, you feel like few hundred years ago - ask to let you in up the tower, some incredible view from up top.

1  Thank theonewithfood
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

it is an ortodoxic church, nothing more. but there was a photo exhibition inside the church when i was there, it was good.

1  Thank kubraso
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

Amazing interior, you feel like few hundred years ago - ask to let you in up the tower, some incredible view from up top.

1  Thank theonewithfood
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This church has a very frugal, but also harmonious style. The collection of ceramic figures is really unique. But be aware you have to pay for making photos!

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 11 August 2015

This church looks amazing, big, massive old. Inside is not so official as I could imagine, but if you have a chance step there and see. At least photos from outside will be a good remember from Tartu.

Thank Papudrakus
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Very unexpected decoration, a lot of details and pleasing totality. Partly wooden ceilings, vaults partly brickwork, no glass mosaic windows, just plain window glass. A small souvenir shop in the church porch, selling i.a. angel-themed decorative objects. I participated in a guided walking tour but...More

Thank vivianl70
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Quite a lot is the original 14th Century church. Climbed the tower, skinny people only need apply, provided reasonable views only of the city due mainly to location. Coolest thing was the medieval terracotta sculptures.

Thank Estaban57
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

A relatively well kept red brick Gothic Lutheran church, located just a little further from the university and around 10 minutes from the city hall, it's very easy to locate.

Thank manucanuck
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Not so posh as most churches you might visit this church is still really beautiful. Stop for a minute and enjoy a little meditation with the light shining in and church bells ringing.

1  Thank Lita B
Reviewed 2 July 2014

After the ornate churches of Italy this church was a pleasing least decorated church I'd seen in a month. I loved the history, as other viewers have said, the niches with statues. We were lucky enough to the have the place to ourselves listening to...More

Thank toronto-beeb
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Another old and wonderful church. Take a note on the outside of the church, up at the walls and you will see the niches which should contain little statues. Marvel at the inside, it holds a massive history.

1  Thank Helen D
Reviewed 24 July 2013

It looks a normal red brick church, but the reason it is in the guide books is for all the little terra cotta heads. Most of them (at the outside of the church) have been replaced, and the old ones are now in the church.

Thank Belgy11
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