St. Birgitta’s Convent Ruins

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 has founded the mother convent in Sweden, survived in its original form until 1577, when the forces of Ivan the Terrible destroyed it. The massive façade, walls, cellars and graveyard has survived until the present. The ruins are a beloved venue for summer concerts.


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  • Povilas M Povilas M

    sad that it was closed

    We very vanted to visit this ruines it looks fabulous, but it was closed. But stil it was very nice took from the fence. It is very ancient and nice, those graves and ruines.

  • FedericaV84 FedericaV84

    Amazing place

    Please don't lose this ancient and destroyed church because you'll have the sensation of living its story.

  • Tjomm Tjomm

    A lovely piece of history, on the bank of Pirita river. A great place for a picnic or a half day walk

    The convent and the surrounding buildings (or what's left of them) is a perfect place to have a walk at. Also it is situated on the bank of river Pirita, where you can also have a walk at or picnic...

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Merivälja tee 18, Pirita linnaosa, Tallinn


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59°28'3''N 24°50'10''E | Download GPX file