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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  • Majestic Facade in Ruins

    This Catholic monastery stands in ruins with its original facade visible from the main road . Beside is the newly established modern cemetery . For really wonderful views drive to the back of the...

  • Make sure you visit the place while in Tallinn, not that far away!

    With large historical background, playing very important part in Livonian history, this previously largest Catholic monastery in Livonia is certainly place to visit. Any time of year and any weather...

  • Great expreince

    Very unusual place. Very secluded, peaceful and beautiful. Close to the yacht club and the beach (to get to which you can go through a small forest).


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