Dominican Monastery Claustrum

Dominican Monastery Claustrum

Dominican Monastery Claustrum
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA20,330 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
This place cost 5 euros to go in. It appears really old. It looks to be part of a larger facility and this is what remains. It’s interesting to see things so old that are still standing. They have staged a lot of artwork inside, I’m not sure why.
Written June 13, 2023
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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5,679 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
The remains of the Dominican Monastery are very tucked away and as a result see few tourists. The entrance is off St Catherine's Passage, between Muurivahe & Vene St. Look out for signs with a spotted dog on, this is the symbol of Dominicans. In medieval times the monks where called Domini Canes (Dogs of God) and wore white robes with black capes. This monastery was founded in 1246 and is one of the oldest buildings in town. Standing in the central courtyard beside a well you feel very cut off from the rest of the old town. Steps lead up into the museum where you can visit the monks living quarters, dormitory, library and refectory. There is a fine collection of stone carvings, including a mysterious energy pillar in the basement.
Written November 26, 2014
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AdventurousRetirees
Lone Tree, CO629 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
I love monasteries and have been to many. This one is not anywhere close to the top of my list. The entrance is lovely, the interior interesting but the ticket price quite expensive. From one of the windows we could see a lovely courtyard - however to see that, you have to go into a church around the corner and pay yet another entrance fee. That is really off-putting.
Written September 23, 2017
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Belfast, UK57 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The building itself was beautiful and well worth the visit. We went inside (we had our Tallinn card so it was free entry). I would have been so disappointed had I paid in! The rooms were impressive however, the photographs of naked women were confusing and out of place in a monastery! The staff were flippant and not too friendly
Written July 16, 2022
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Ace6of6Clubs
Calgary, Canada131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
Only on my third try did I find the cloister, and I'm very glad I did. It was a sunny day, and the cloister is secluded and quiet, so I just sat in there for over an hour. There are also medieval religious carvings on display along three corridors inside.

To find the cloister, I had to enter St. Catherine's Passage. If you enter the passage's west end, then shortly on your left you'll see the entrance to Katariina Kirik (currently next to construction). It costs a couple euros to enter the small church turned theatre. The ladies who sold the tickets were only telling some people about the "garden," meaning the cloister, so not even everyone who paid to get into the church knew it was there. If you turn immediately left from the entrance and go right to the end, there are two good-sized bathroom stalls, and a third door that leads into the cloister.

After having glimpsed the cloister from the south windows of St. Peter and Paul's church, I had decided that was close enough, but actually managing to enter the cloister two days later was worth all the trouble of searching for it. It's a beautiful, peaceful place to take a break, sit, and think.
Written July 21, 2017
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ZannaA4
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
Our visit was perhaps 20mins. We speak English (and o can say hi and some numbers in Estonian) and the woman at the desk spoke a little,
But there was a little confusion over the right ticket to buy. Directions are also initially not clearly marked- go straight to the left, not forward to the stage area. The small exhibition is fascinating, then go through the closed door (no sign). Spend your time wandering around and trying to interpret the many massive medieval stone sculptures! The little garden area and cloisters are sweet and pretty. There are some benches but we sat on the stairs as the bench was being rained on!

Very little signage and information, outside, so it's more just looking and appreciating the beauty and architecture. But it's definitely a worthwhile, if short, visit. Not very busy, so it feels, when outside, very tranquil. There are some steps so it isn't wheelchair accessible, but it is suitable for kids.

Worth the very small cost of entry!
Written November 19, 2016
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multi v
Birmingham, UK288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
Visiting the inside and the cloister area is a peaceful experience. It is not a big site but it retains an ancient atmosphere. Find it in St. Catherine's Passage.
Written July 11, 2015
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ringreva
Surnadal Municipality, Norway48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
Right next to the defense wall of the old town, this beautiful, little monastery from the 13th century provides a peaceful place amidst an otherwise noisy, tourist-y area. An old woman, who has rehearsed her introductory speech in a multitude of languages, greets you in the monks' dormitory as you've climbed the narrow steps to the entrance. The monastery holds a library, sacristy, chapel and other small rooms. A short visit, and we would have liked to see more information about the different rooms, but truly remarkable. 3 euro entrance fee.
Written July 23, 2014
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Kifaraa
Tallinn, Estonia15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
Take a time and visit also the museum of monastery, what situated just nearby. Actually one of the oldest buildings in Old Town of Tallinn. Ticket is just 2 EUR's for adults.
Written July 15, 2013
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is an underwhelming monastery, which is difficult to find open.
We were lucky to actually find it open but were disappointed upon entering as it wasn't impressive to say the least and we were asked not to take photos.
Written October 25, 2023
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