Pirita Convent

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Ruins of the St. Brigit's Convent

Pirita Convent (Estonian: Pirita klooster) was a monastery, for both monks and nuns dedicated to St. Brigitta, in the district of Pirita in Tallinn, Estonia.

The idea of founding the monastery dates to merchants of Tallinn of around 1400. In 1407, two monks from the Vadstena Abbey arrived to Tallinn to counsel the merchants. First permit to break dolomite to gather building material for building the complex was acquired in 1417.

Several of the merchants who had originally proposed the monastery later became its monks.

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Coordinates: 59°28′00″N 24°50′10″E / 59.46667°N 24.83611°E / 59.46667; 24.83611