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Convent of St. Bridget (Pirita Klooster)

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Address: Merivalja tee 18, Tallinn, Estonia
Phone Number: 605 50 00
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This ruins of the convent is now only a cemetery.so nothing much left.If you have time visit and remember history.This one the places not renovated.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Pirita's area is just a few minutes from the center and pretty unknown. This place cost 2 euros and was worth it! Nice ruin!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a great place to visit with its history and it's free. Make sure you do some historical research if you aren't with a tour as their isn't alot of written info there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This ruins of the convent is now only a cemetery.so nothing much left.If you have time visit and remember history.This one the places not renovated.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was a nice place to visit but not overly interesting! You can take some nice pictures but there is not a lot to take. This is the ruins of an old convent. Go only if you have time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The ruins of the convent are absolutely stunning - it's actually pretty well preserved - and due to the roof being missing there are fantastic opportunities for beautiful photographs full of light. The history however is not so light, as Ivan the Terrible is responsible for this place being in ruins, but nonetheless it is beautiful. The surrounding cemetery is... More 

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Gent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went there by bus from Viru square. Not difficult to find at all. The bus stops close to the cloister. You can easily take a couple of hours to visit the ruins and take some beautiful shots of the graveyard with the old crosses and flowers. The cloister can be rented for wedding parties it seems. If not for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I visited in the winter months and the Convent was practically deserted. Quite spooky knowing what happened here history wise and I'd definitely revisit on my next trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were on a bike ride from Tallinn and came across this convent heading towards Pirita - you could easily get a bus here too. It is amazing that it has stood for so long and is a lovely church - only one problem, it has no roof since Ivan the Terrible burnt it down about 500 years ago. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The ruins of the Pirita Convent are a joy to explore. It is too far to walk from central Tallinn, so catch the 1A, 8, 34A or 38 bus from the Viru bus terminal and get off at Pirita which is 6km NE. Pirita is a beach resort where sailing events for the Moscow Olympics were held. The Convent ruins... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

When I walked to the front of this huge gable and old ruins, I could not help but wonder why this once magnificent monastery had to be destroyed in January 1575 and when I got home I studied more closely the history of this place. Few details: Once here lived both monks and nuns, but in different sides of the... More 

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Address: Merivalja tee 18, Tallinn, Estonia
Phone Number: 605 50 00
Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn

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