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St. Bridget's Convent, Tallinn

(4.2/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
Located close to the scenic shore of the Pirita River, St. Bridget's 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 St. Bridget's 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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  • Virtually no service you won't see here. It's just the preserved ruins. Make no mistake, not lomanites' in a monastery, the people there are pretty aggressive. Bypass a monastery on the road to the right, past the ALCO-supermarket.
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  • Look at the photo. The ruins of the Castle are closed in winter. Anyone nearby. Bus with tourists pulled up for a couple of minutes, none of it not even coming out. It is better to visit the tv tower.
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  • With large historical background, playing very important part in Livonian history, this previously largest Catholic monastery in Livonia is certainly place to visit. Any time of year and any weather i...  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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