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Pikk 8, Viljandi 71003, Estonia


Opening hours:

Wed-Sat 10-17 (from January 16th until March)

Wed-Sun 10-17 (in April and from September until December)

Mon-Sun 11-18 (from May until August)

We are closed January 1 – 15!



3€  Adults

2€ Pupils, Students and Pensioners

6€ Family

15€ and 20€ Groups


The Kondas Centre is an municipal art museum  in Viljandi founded in the year 2003. It’s main area of activity is naive and outsider art and it is dedicated to one of Estonia’s best known naivists Paul Kondas (1900-1985).

The centre is situated in the vicarage of Jaani (St. John´s) Church in the close neighbourhood of ruins of Viljandi’s Order Castle. The permanent exhibition contains paintings of Paul Kondas.

Six smaller exhibition rooms besides the permanent exhibition rooms are mainly used for short-term (4-6 weeks) exhibitions of contemporary art and outsider-art but also for specific thematic exhibitions. In addition to making exhibitions, the centre collects all kind of information about naive artists in Estonia.

The Kondas Centre is financed by the Viljandi Town Government, in addition it’s activities are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Estonian Gambling Tax Board.

Since the year 2006 there are 7 big concrete strawberries decorating Viljandi. The Town Government placed the strawberries so that their tails are pointing in the direction of The Kondas Centre. Strawberry has become the symbol for The Kondas Centre, the idea arising from one of Paul Kondas’s best known paintings – “Strawberry eaters” (1965).

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