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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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Beautiful photo opportunities, fun to jump around the old ruins and explore freely

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Lohja, Finland
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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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Naantali, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you decide to leave from Tallinn Centre/Old Town to Pirita region, this is a must visit. Beautiful old monastery ruins. Cheap to get in and nice way to spend 30mins or so. There is a restaurant near, so you can refresh yourself on a same trip.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After visiting plenty of ruins around Europe, I was pleasantly surprised to find Pirita Klooster both cheap to enter (€2 for an adult), and beautifully maintained. On a Monday afternoon, I had the entire site to myself, and despite being cold and drizzly, it was a picturesque and peaceful place to spend time in. I walked to the ruins from... More 

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Санкт-Петербург, Россия
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Quite picturesque monastery ruins although there's no monastery at all and nothing except the walls and some boulders. Quite pretty small cemetery is also included.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Incredibly beautiful landmark in a picturesque location. Combine a visit with a trip to pyrite, as Monastery is located 20 minutes from downtown by car or bus. Hint: this place has fantastic acustic. If you like classical or medival music - there many concerts inside during summer time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I visited these ruins along with a jaunt out to the nearby Pirita beach. I loved the site. It is peaceful, tranquil, and cheap. The largely intact walls stand out starkly against the sky and evoke times long past, when this was a very large and grand structure. It is a great relief to be able to wander the grounds... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's best enjoyed and appreciated during the annual summer Birgitta festival. Concerts and theater pieces and staged here.

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