Exquisite! That is one of several applicable superlatives to describe this Gothic Revival design by Herman Backer. He was predominately an architect of extravagant mansions around the turn of the 20th century. Backer drafted St. John’s Church in 1891 and construction was finished in 1894. After more than 125 years, this red brick church remains the largest in the city. The 200 foot spire also makes Johanneskirken the tallest building in Bergen.