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Large church in parkland setting

Came to see the textile hangings by Prof. Anu Raud, unfortunately church was not open as planned... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2020
PBTravelstheWorld
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Woodinville, Washington
A great surviving relic

A great surviving relic to the past. Like many churches in this area it has seen better times, but... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Colin D
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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Of all the churches named after St. John in Estonia, this may be the most charming. It dates back some 700 years and is attractive both inside and out with its simple lines and forms. Well worth at least sticking your head in when you're passing through, as I was on a tour between Riga and Tallinn.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Like many of the 13th century churches in Estonia it has been through turbulent times but remains used in a country that declares itself the least religious in the world!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Charming church. You'll walk past it on the way to the castle ruins. It's definitely worthwhile to take a peek inside. Above the front entrance, there is a stained glass window with old Estonian pagan patterns.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We arrived in Viljandi on dusk and came across this church lit up by green spotlights for some reason. It made an awesome sight for our tired brains.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Excellent atmosphere and energy. The walls are very sparsely decorated of course. Nice bells. Good concerts.

Date of experience: August 2016
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