St. John's Church

Viljandi, Estonia

The church of St. John (Jaani) was originally part of the Fransiscan abbey built in 1466-1472. The abbey was destroyed in 1560 and the church was restored in the beginning of the 17th century. Still functioning after the Second World War, it was closed in 1950 and turned into a warehouse. It was consecrated again in 1992 and is now often used as a concert venue.

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Pikk 6, Viljandi, Estonia
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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Alexandra Grishechko (13 months ago)
Beautiful old building
LK (2 years ago)
A beautiful place, it was a pity it was closed. But listened to a very nice carillon
K Kelly (2 years ago)
best church after all . Nothing is fancy but warm and nostalgic place.
Simo (2 years ago)
Norm
meriliis kiis (4 years ago)
Kylm ja kole koht
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