St. Luke's Church

St. Luke's Church in Tartu is a modernist church completed in 2002, designed by architect Indrek Allmann. This church had been planned as early as 1931 by the architect Engelhard Corjus, but due to the Soviet occupation and World War II, the church was never built. The new church was built in two phases. The first was completed with the construction of a small hall, a café and other premises. The second, when a large hall with corresponding auxiliary rooms were added.

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Key Features

  • Architecture

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Café within 500m

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University of Tartu Church

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