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“A unique example of medieval brick architecture”
Review of St. John's Church

St. John's Church
Ranked #10 of 129 things to do in Tartu
Certificate of Excellence
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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

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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.

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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.

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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. Main attraction of St. Johns are terracotta figurines, of which now only (!) 200 survived (it is said there were over thousand of them). Entrance to the church is free, one euro is charged for photography.

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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 visited the organ was playing in preparation for a concert - which enhanced the experience of visitors.

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