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Pirita Convent, Tallinn

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Located close to the scenic shore of the Pirita River, Pirita Convent was built in the 15th century as a home for both monks and nuns. Now in ruins, the monumental convent was once among the largest religious structures in this part of the world. Much of its architecture still remains, and it displays a combination of Gothic grandeur and the ascetic values of its former inhabitants. The site is open throughout the year and the convent is rarely crowded, so it's likely you'll have the opportunity to see it totally undisturbed. With our international travel planner, Tallinn attractions like Pirita Convent can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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TripAdvisor
  • 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). 
  • I had a chance to install a sound installation here and so, I am particularly taken by the Pirita Klooster. A Bus will drop you close by and it is NOT an all day site (and not a one day have to see ei...  more »
  • 皮里塔海滩向南穿过一条主干道就可以看见皮里塔修道院窄小却别致的入口了。皮里塔修道院又叫圣凯瑟琳修道院,在谷歌地图上如果你搜不到皮里塔修道院可以试试圣凯瑟琳这个名字,Lonely Planet上用的名字就是后者。不过这座宏伟的建筑在1575年立沃尼亚战争中修道院主体被毁,现在只是一座遗迹,入口处斑驳的铁门时时刻刻讲述着她的历史。 真的很难以置信在那个遥远的年代完全靠砖石垒砌而成的修道院可以修建得如此...  more »
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  • A place you must to visit. It won't take long, but it's an old and majestic ruins.
  • Ruins of monastery.
  • Impressive remains of the convent of Saint Brigid and the church built at the beginning of 1400 and destroyed at the end of the 16th century, during the Livonian war. The site is partly surrounded by an ancient graveyard. Access is free of charge, in 2016 the ticket is 2 euros. The bus that goes to the tv tower stops right near the entrance. Across the street from the convent is located, perpendicular, a comfortable path to the beach.
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  • Feeling that money for the admission charge as Ostap Bender collected to repair the failure. There is a set of some of the ruins of a monastery, which supposedly played a role. Well plus beautiful flowerbeds and other greenery. Such monasteries once in bulk was the more fortunate couple walls survived, unlike the others. The meaning of the visit is, if you are collecting details of the life of the cloister. And the flowerbeds and botanical gardens to see the benefit of it nearby.
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  • A very emotional place. As you come to the territory you get on old cemetery behind it. Being inside you feel a lot of emotions.
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