St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church is a Lutheran church built in the neo-Gothic style between 1882 and 1884 according to the design of the architect Viktor Schröter. The church was finally completed in 1903 when the west tower and the spires of the towers were designed by the architect Georg Hellat. The interior of the church is also largely neo-Gothic, with an altar wall by Gustav Beermann (1900) and an altarpiece by Johann Köler (1897).

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Church of St. George

The Church of St. George is an Orthodox church built between 1868 and 1870. As early as 1845, an Estonian Orthodox congregation was founded in Tartu, and it was under the leadership of the priest Joosep Shestakovski (1856-1888) that the construction of an Orthodox church began. The building was damaged during World War II and restored in 1945. Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow (Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church from 1990 to 2008) began his career there.

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Assumption Cathedral

The Assumption Cathedral is the Apostolic Orthodox Cathedral of Tartu. The church, completed in 1753, was destroyed by a major fire in 1775 and was therefore rebuilt in 1783. The architect and designer of the church was P. Spekle. The church was originally painted light green, then ochre yellow and finally bleached. In the 19th century, the church was extended: new parts of the building were built between the cross branches and the church became square.

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Saint John's Church

The Cathedral of St. John is one of the iconic cathedrals of the city of Tartu. The church was constructed in a brick gothic style in the 14th century but was restored many times throughout its history, most notably after its damage during the second world war. The cathedral is probably most famous for its over 1,000 original terra cotta statues, some older than 700 years.