Saldus St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran church is open for visitors during the summer
The congregation informs that the church will be open for visitors from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. During this time, visitors also have the opportunity to climb all the way up the church tower, see the church bell and enjoy a view of the town from above.
Saldus St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is the oldest building of the town and the first stone church in Saldus – built in 1615 but re-designed by Wilhelm Neumann and rebuilt at the end of 19th century. The church houses unique art monuments: an organ made by K.A. Hermann – a famous expert from Liepāja, a pulpit in mannerism style and a 19th century altar with the altar painting of J. Dering.
The well-known Latvian artist Janis Rozentāls has pictured the church in many of his paintings at the turn of the 20th century. His diploma work “After the Service” is particularly notable.