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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  • Lovely Ruined Convent

    Sadly we were only able to see the outside of this lovely ruined 15th century convent on the bank of the Pirita River as we drove past it on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus, but they gave us enough...

  • Magnificent convent structure

    My friend and I visited on 19th May. Although the convent was heavily attacked and looted during the Livonian War, the structure is imposing yet impressive and you can take some magnificent pictures...

  • Very old and nice building

    Very nice buolding built 100s years ago. It is important historical venue that lots of its parts still existing


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