Source: Merlen Aringo, Tallinna Ettevõtlusameti Turismiosakond
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, who founded the mother convent in Sweden, survived in its original form until 1577, when the forces of Ivan the Terrible destroyed it.
At the end of the last century, several extensive excavation and conservation projects took place on the premises of the medieval convent.
The massive façade, walls, cellars and graveyard have survived until the present.
The beautiful ensemble of ruins, a popular concert venue in the summer, is managed by the sisters of the Bridgettine Order.
Outside of the town, close to the seaside stands this ruin cloister. The entrance fee is 2 euros per person and for this price you'll get nothing but the view of the impressive, huge ruins. No...
The picture doesn't do justice to the massive size of the remaining walls. A fascinating walk through history.
This attraction was called Pirita Convent in our guidebook. It is a very well preserved structure and you can exactly imagine it as a functioning refuge for nuns and monks dating back to 1407. The...