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Medieval Monasteries and Castles Tour

1. Hellemann tower and Tallinn's city wall 2. Padise Monastery 3. Haapsalu Bishop’s Castle 4. St. Birgitta’s Convent Ruins

  • 1 day
  • 4 sites
  • 230 km

Have you ever seen a real bricole – catapult that throws stones? What about an ancient wooden castle? Or a thousand year old monastery? This tour gives to the chance to see them all in one day.

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Hellemann tower and Tallinn's city wall

Attraction

Probably, only the lower 10-15 metre part of the tower was completed by 1410, which is cited as the year of completion of the Hellemann tower. The tower was named after Laurentius van der Helle, who…

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Padise Monastery

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Padise Monastery is an architectural and historical site of great importance, not only in Estonian terms but also in those of Northern Europe as a whole. It was constructed in the 14th century by…

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Haapsalu Bishop’s Castle

Attraction

The Haapsalu Bishop’s Castle and Cathedral, which was established in the 13th century as the centre of the Saare-Lääne Diocese, is one of the best preserved castles in Estonia. Visit the museum…

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St. Birgitta’s Convent Ruins

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The history of the ruins rising above the banks of the Pirita River date back to 1407, when the largest nunnery in Old Livonia was founded here. The convent that got its name from St. Birgitta that…

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