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St. John's Church, Tartu
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Visit the red-brick Gothic St. John's Church, famous for a large number of small terra-cotta figurines in its exterior niches. Founded in the 14th century, it has been destroyed and reconstructed several times. Visit the medieval structure and look for faces built into the outside walls: they represent either average citizens or the royal persons of Estonia. Originally, there were more than 1,000--today you can see about 200 decorative clay faces, as well as a selection of preserved sculptures. Although carefully reconstructed from the outside, the interior parts were left in ruins. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to St. John's Church and many more Tartu attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Tartu trip builder.
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  • Gothic country. Built in red bricks is to look carefully both in façade and internally for the many small terracotta heads that adorn. To enter you pay a small ticket (we found ourselves among a group and found those who pay. The Interior and impressive (theoretically you pay one euro for photos) with an exhibition of the oldest small heads down the aisle. Belle terra cotte also on the Interior corresponds to the façade. From a tiny little door at the entrance to the Church's original move up in the upper part of the Church, with beautiful view of the nave and then in the belfry. Not to be missed
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  • Church of St. John (Jaaana in Estonian) was built in Gothic style in the 14th century, one of the oldest churches in Estonia. Is one of the main characters of Tartu. The main difference-many original terracotta sculptures, now they are about a thousand survived. During the second world war the Church was thoroughly destroyed and after much restoration work it was consecrated in 2005, which focuses on a large stand. Internal repair continues today, in particular the ceiling and arched ceilings. In the church there is an observation deck overlooking the old city for a fee of 2 € you can visit. By the way the Church unobtrusively hang ads, that photo and video costs 1 €, but it apparently is not compulsory-optional. In the vestibule of the temple there is a small souvenir shop Christian subjects.
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  • Church of St. John the Evangelist had to explore only outside, because on Sunday and Monday closed. And sorry! for 2 euros you can climb the Tower, as with Businessmen views of centre-back. The current building is based on the 14th century. However, the turbulent history of the Baltics could not check it. The great fire, which destroyed the year 1775 Tartu Centre Church is not affected. However, the great northern war before this, and the great patriotic after her heavily affected. Yes and not completely she and Gothic now. The chapel was added in the 18th century. Naturally, it was in the Baroque style. Even if you don't happen to the Church must be seen terracotta figures in niches. As a whole, nearly two hundred.
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