Ruins of Bridgettine Convent

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.

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 it

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  • Some kind of eerily but also a strong and impressive remains of history in this place !

    Being in a region of Pirita, we didn't miss to see these ruins of St.Bridget's Convent or Cloister, which used to be a large monastery here in the beginning of 15th century as a part of a Swedish...

  • Good impression of a former huge convent

    The remaining walls of the convent church are impressive and very photogenic. The convent plan is clearly visible in the remains of the fundaments and offer a great overview of the vastness of the...

  • Feel the pulse of history

    I was there in August 2017 for Birgitta Festival and I was definitely lucky with the weather. I am sure it is usually more serene and less crowded yet I thoroughly enjoyed my walk around. I wish...


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