Padise Monastery

Padise Monastery is open to visitors after a thorough restoration!
The monastery was built by the Cistercians in the 14th century. The monastery was built over a period of 200 years. 
After the recently completed thorough restoration, the monastery is open to visitors again.
Today, the only medieval interior features of the monastery that have remained intact are its 14th century church bell (the oldest in Estonia) which can be found in Harju-Risti church and the rare Calvary group from the same century which is on display at St. Nicholas’ church.
Interesting to know: the church hall of the Padise Monastery is, thanks to good acoustics and a special aura, an appreciated concert venue.
National Register of Cultural Monuments.

Padise Monastery is open to visitors after a thorough restoration!
The monastery was built by the Cistercians in the 14th century. The monastery was built over a period of 200 years. 
After the recently completed thorough restoration, the

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 39 reviews | Write a review
  • The monastery is pretty much the only worthy sight in Padise

    If Padise is a stop that your tour is stopping, then the monastery is a cool place to visit. Its Tower also provides a free-to-hike observation deck that allows some panoramic view of the countryside.

  • Good to see but not worth extra trip

    The abbey is fun to explore and surprisingly well reserved. But I wouldn't specifically travel to see this sight. Still, a great half an hour going through layers of history.

  • nice and free ruins for a quick look around

    Very nice and well kelp ruins. Good for a walk, not hard obstructions, so eazy to look around. Plenty of space and lots of corners to think about life and history.


Features and amenities