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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 302 reviews

Location (map)

Kloostri tee 9, Tallinn

Pirita

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Distance from:

Airport

6.2km

Harbour

6.5km

Train station

7.40km

Bus station

4.20km

Open/ Available

01.11-31.03 Mon-Sun 12-16
01.04-06.08, 16.08-31.10 Mon-Sun 10-18

Fees

Ticket 2.00€
Child ticket 1.00€
Family ticket 4.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Contact

lagle@osss.ee

+372 5817 3560

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Accessibility

Semi-accessible
  • doors width less than 70 cm
  • threshold or step hight more than 4 cm
  • gradient of ramp over 10%
30cm
Low step
  • one step outside the entrance door
  • height under 13 cm
  • height in cm above the symbol
WC / toilet for disabled users
  • wheelchair sign on WC door
  • fully accessible
  • meets international standards

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There is one steep step that makes entrance to the ruins a problem. The surroundings of the convent are accessible. Two steps have to be crossed to reach the ticket booth. Assistance is needed for moving around in the ruins. A ramp with a 16% inclination leads to the accessible toilet.

St. Bridget's Convent ruins

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For a unique, historic experience, explore the eerily beautiful ruins of St. Bridget's, a medieval convent destroyed in 1577.

Founded in 1407 as part of a Swedish religious order, St. Bridget's was the largest convent in the Livonian territories and operated until the Livonian War, when it was decimated by the forces of Ivan the Terrible. The most striking feature that remains is a mysterious, 35-metre gabled facade towering above the trees next to Pirita River.

In addition to its facade, visitors to the ruins can see several walls, staircases and cellars, as well as a farmer's cemetery that developed here in the 17th century.

The walls of the main structure are still standing, making it an excellent venue for outdoor performances. The spot is often used for concerts, most notably those of the Birgitta Festival, which happens here each August.

Nearby is the modern building of the St. Bridgettine Order, who re-established a convent here in 2001.

During the period of October to March, St. Bridget’s Convent ruins can be visited for free of charge, however opening hours depend on the weather.

Entrance is free with Tallinn Card.

Location (map)

Kloostri tee 9, Tallinn

Pirita

More

Distance from:

Airport

6.2km

Harbour

6.5km

Train station

7.40km

Bus station

4.20km

Open/ Available

01.11-31.03 Mon-Sun 12-16
01.04-06.08, 16.08-31.10 Mon-Sun 10-18

Fees

Ticket 2.00€
Child ticket 1.00€
Family ticket 4.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Contact

lagle@osss.ee

+372 5817 3560

Information

More

Accessibility

Semi-accessible
  • doors width less than 70 cm
  • threshold or step hight more than 4 cm
  • gradient of ramp over 10%
30cm
Low step
  • one step outside the entrance door
  • height under 13 cm
  • height in cm above the symbol
WC / toilet for disabled users
  • wheelchair sign on WC door
  • fully accessible
  • meets international standards

More

There is one steep step that makes entrance to the ruins a problem. The surroundings of the convent are accessible. Two steps have to be crossed to reach the ticket booth. Assistance is needed for moving around in the ruins. A ramp with a 16% inclination leads to the accessible toilet.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Lovely Ruined Convent"

4.5

July 21, 2019, by wendyanddavid536

Sadly we were only able to see the outside of this lovely ruined 15th century convent on the bank of the Pirita River as we drove past it on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus, but they gave us enough... Read more

"Magnificent convent structure"

4.5

July 19, 2019, by hev7458

My friend and I visited on 19th May. Although the convent was heavily attacked and looted during the Livonian War, the structure is imposing yet impressive and you can take some magnificent pictures... Read more

"Very old and nice building"

4.5

July 7, 2019, by Arie V

Very nice buolding built 100s years ago. It is important historical venue that lots of its parts still existing Read more

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