St Brigitta Convent

 

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Over the Pirita river rise amazing ruins of st. Brigitta convent. Built in 1407, for almost two centuries served monks and nuns, and was the biggest convent in the region. In 1577 was destroyed by Russians, and from that time the ruins remained the same.


Main building lost only the roof, solid dolomite walls stay untouched. 35-meters front façade made unforgettable impression. Apart of it, the complex contain cellars, staircases and a 17th century cemetery. Nowadays the area is used as a concert venue. Every year the Brigitta Festival take place.
In 2001 the new building was completed, and Brigitta Convent come back to this place.





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