St. Bridget's Convent, Tallinn

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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. A visit to St. Bridget's Convent represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tallinn trip planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • We were taken as part of a scheduled tour and it was a little disappointing. We arrived and only the facades remain standing. Even the roof. If you want to see a monastery in ruins, okay. To see something that takes more than 10 minutes, best look elsewhere.
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  • Arriving in Tallinn, have learned that just at this time the famous music festival takes place in the monastery of St. Birgitta. This object so was scheduled to attend, and then there's an opportunity in such a place and go to the play, in our case it was a Latvian Ballet Theatre "Carlson flies". The monastery itself is impressive scale, monumental construction. And right it was equipped with a concert hall! In the evening the monastery looks very unusually, still in places something mystical.
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  • The beautiful ruins of St Bridget's Medieval Convent have stood on the bank of the river Pirita for over 4 centuries. If you need to take time off and relax then it's perfect place.  more »
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  • Spent 3 days. If You fancy clubbing, haste, loud stupidities, if You must booze at bar downstairs- avoid this place. If You like all the opposite- come stay with welcoming and all-smiles Sisters. Especially if You don't mind 400 yrs old ruins of a huge church viewed from window. Awesome. Hope to be back.

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