Ruins of Bridgettine Convent

Merivälja tee 18, Pirita linnaosa, Tallinn

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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 summer—is managed by the sisters of the Bridgettine Order.

Times and prices
01.01–31.12

Is open every day: 08:00 - 20:00

Features and amenities
  • Pets allowed

  • WIFI

Getting there
Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Pirita
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jenningsd

jenningsd

Historic attraction at the seaside

2€ will gain you access to the extensive ruin that at one time housed both nuns and monks under one roof. We visited in the winter months and were the only people on site which felt strange and...

Fudgemellow

Fudgemellow

Very interesting site on the outskirts of Tallinn

The ruins are accessible with a €2 ticket bought from the vending machine outside. The ruins were much larger and more elaborate than I had expected. It was nice to be able to walk around everywhere...

JulieF2978

JulieF2978

Nice destination if you want to see more than the Old Town

The Pirita convent in ruins is a nice building to be visited, specially if you're willing to see more of Tallinn than just the Old Town. Beautiful construction, and the surrounding neighborhood is...

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