St John's Church
A big hit with the under-eight crowd (and you won’t see too many adults anxious to leave), this is a great place to while away a few...
Citizen’s Home Museum
In an old wooden house with period furnishings, this museum shows how a burgher from the 1830s lived. There are only a few rooms (what...
Estonian Sports Museum
Chronicling more than just Estonian Olympic excellence (although the glittering medal display serves that purpose admirably), this...
A popular student hang-out, this tiny cellar bar spills out onto the pedestrian-only street on summer nights.
Some of the most economical meals in town are waiting for you at the ground-floor cafeteria, which serves up decent breakfasts and a...
St John's Church information
Lonely Planet review
Dating to at least 1323, this imposing red-brick Lutheran church is unique for the rare terracotta sculptures placed in niches around its exterior and interior (look up). It lay in ruins and was left derelict following a Soviet bombing raid in 1944. In 2005 it reopened after 16 years of restoration. Climb the 135 steps of the 30m observation tower for a bird’s-eye view of Tartu.