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“The most beautiful in Tartu!”
Review of St. John's Church

St. John's Church
Ranked #10 of 129 things to do in Tartu
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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 found 300 year or so before Luther was born. Even, her style defies logic of common church. Red bricks the color of Florence church, Tower and edges like Gothic, but certain permissiveness in the angles, the curvature, etc. to embody a spirit I only think of Estonian! Church over church, time over time, but one spirit that wants to accommodate all under one roof, inside one belly!
To me, without allegiance to any church, this one is Special!

Thank amalin
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a must see in Tartu. This medieval church has now been renovated and looks surprisingly beautiful! you can visit it for free, but you have to pay if you want to take pictures.

Thank Ana L
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

The oldest church in town was bombed in WW2, and has been interestingly renovated so you can tell the old and new parts apart. You can climb to the bell tower for 2 euro, but the view wasn't that great.

Thank Maiju T
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

I'd love to be there again. Very quiet place and historical building as well. The best way to find a beat of ancient history of Tampliers in the heart of Estonia,

Thank Sergei B
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

One of the oldest churches in Estonia that regulary holds a very good live concerts. Usually it's classical instrumental or choir music. If you plan to visit it I suggest to choose a concert evening - the acoustics is very good.

Thank iriiiina
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