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.


TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 118 reviews | Write a review
  • Kristjan126 Kristjan126

    Nice place for history lovers

    If You like the history, then this is one of the places You can go in Tallinn. During the summer, some concerts are held there and also Brigita Opera festival.

  • Ann_CatherineNorway Ann_CatherineNorway

    Wonderful stay

    Stayed for two nights in the guesthouse in the convent for a conference. A total of 8 nuns run a very nice guesthouse with conference facilities, home cooked meals, nice big modern airy rooms and...

  • Gabrielė B Gabrielė B


    Amazing ruins takes you back to XV century. Little chambers and corridors oppose amazingly huge windows. Cosy old cemetery looked really beautiful.

Features and amenities
Share your photos by using #visitestonia