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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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  • A burnt down monastery with walls left standing. An astoundingly terrifying place for history lovers. Easy to reach and next to Pirita harbour. 
  • located in front of the beach, very impressive, very nice also the cemetery outside
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  • In a weekday hung announcement: temporarily closed. What a miracle! in Sunday was opened. The muzzle of that here with 2000 's a new monastery. Brigitte, 8 nuns were from South America. Monastery as was Catholic, although Estonia mostly Protestant. At the entrance map with ukzaniem that where you were. 14-th, and in 16 in Estonia utverlilos' Lutheranism. So gradually the monastery fell into decay, and in the 16 century it porushili troops of Ivan the terrible, the regiment came to Tallinn. Interestingly, lived in the monastery and the monks and nuns at the same time. Judging by the plan schema, separated by a wall, but in the service were together. However, the rebellion was and reformers against fornication katllicheskih priests and bishops. So ... Majestic sooruzherie, mind-boggling façade. Late Gothic.
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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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