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Address: Jaani Street, Tartu 51007, Estonia
Phone Number: +3727442229
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St. John's Church

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2014
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Riga, Latvia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 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.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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 a rehearsal with the organist and male singer.

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Gold Coast
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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.

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Derbyshire
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62 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

It looks nice from outside, but inside it's very plain and simple, nothing impressive. It's located a few blocks away from the old city plaza, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

it looks quite nice from outside, but inside it's very plain. tried to understand why it's in tourist guides, but didn't get it. view from the tower is really nice though.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

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

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Besides an early peek, i went to two classical concerts during the week; wonderful acoustics and an unforgettable ambiance. Check out the terra cotta figurines. Too tired to check out the tower.

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Aberlour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

Stumbled upon this by absolute chance as I'd left my guide book at the hotel. The red brick architecture of St.John's Church stands out in marked contrast to the more Scandanavian pale painted ornate buildings of the university. The sign outside in Estonian and English indicated that the church was partly destroyed during the Second World War and that some... More 

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