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25.02.2014

Pirita, located 5-7 kilometers from Tallinn's city centre, borrowed its name from the Order of St. Bridget's Virgin Mary Cloisters. In the early 20th century, the seaside town of Pirita began to develop into a destination for Sunday rides and a bathing area.

Today Pirita is one of the favourite places in Tallinn for spending free time, with its bathing beaches, coastline, pine-forested parks, and picturesque Pirita River valley. The whole area offers a spectrum of possibilities for active holidays. Tallinn's Botanical Garden has lands on either side of the Pirita River, near the Forest Cemetery and Tallinn's TV Tower, where you can achieve a view from 170 meters high, over the city and its surroundings.

 
 
   
Boat rental on Pirita river

Boat rental on Pirita river

Pirita
A boat, two oars and some good company are all you need for a romantic row around the winding Pirita river, and this waterside enterprise can supply the first two.
Kloostri 6a
+372 621 2105
bellmarine@bellmarine.ee
www.bellmarine.ee
Estonian History Museum - Maarjamäe Palace

Estonian History Museum - Maarjamäe Palace

Pirita
Focusing on the Republic of Estonia, this museum highlights the nation's birth and 20th-century struggles for freedom.


Pirita tee 56, 10127 Tallinn
+372 696 8600
post@ajaloomuuseum.ee
www.ajaloomuuseum.ee
Estonian History Museum - Maarjamäe Stable

Estonian History Museum - Maarjamäe Stable

Pirita
The stable of the Maarjamäe Palace museum complex hosts 'Castles and Pawns', an exhibit on the 1940s Nazi occupation of Estonia.
Pirita tee 56, 10127
+372 696 8660
post@ajaloomuuseum.ee
www.ajaloomuuseum.ee
Metsakalmistu

Metsakalmistu

Pirita
The 'Forest Cemetery', located in the Pirita district, is by far Estonia's most famous. It was established in 1933 and quickly became the favoured resting place of the nation's luminaries. The writer Eduard Vilde was the first to be buried ...
Kloostrimetsa tee 36
+372 651 0101
metsa@kalmistud.ee
www.kalmistud.ee/est/Metsainfo
Pirita Adventure Park

Pirita Adventure Park

Pirita
Six tracks through the trees, using ropes, bridges, zip lines and nets, will take you to new heights and offer different views. 
Merivälja tee 5a, Tallinn
+372 510 1310
info@piritaseikluspark.ee
www.piritaseikluspark.ee
Pirita Beach

Pirita Beach

Pirita
Pirita beach is by far the largest and most popular in Tallinn – during summer it can attract up to 30,000 visitors a day. 
Merivälja tee 5
+372 54 7424, +372 659 3847

Pirita Health Track

Pirita Health Track

Pirita
Pirita districts with pine forest areas and special lighted tracks is perfect for jogging, walking, cycling or why not skiing. 
Rummu tee 3, 11911
+372 623 9148
velodroom@piritaspordikeskus.ee
www.piritaspordikeskus.ee/pirita-velodroom/
Pirita Promenade

Pirita Promenade

Pirita
A long-time favourite of pedestrians, cyclists and skaters alike, this 2km paved pathway stretches along the waterfront from Kadriorg to Pirita. 



St. Bridget's Convent

St. Bridget's Convent

Pirita
Built on the ruins of Tallinn's original, 15th-century Bridgettine convent, this smaller, modern version was opened in 2001.
Merivälja tee 18
+372 605 5000

www.piritaklooster.ee/index.html
St. Bridget's Convent ruins

St. Bridget's Convent ruins

Pirita
For a unique, historic experience, explore the eerily beautiful ruins of St. Bridget's, a medieval convent destroyed in 1577.
Kloostri tee 1, 11911 Tallinn
+372 605 5044
lagle@osss.ee
www.piritaklooster.ee
Tallinn Botanic Garden

Tallinn Botanic Garden

Pirita
With over 4,500 plant species and 123 hectares of space, the garden is a great destination for both botany study and relaxation.
Kloostrimetsa tee 52, 11913 Tallinn
+372 606 2666
aed@botaanikaaed.ee
www.botaanikaaed.ee
Tallinn TV Tower

Tallinn TV Tower

Pirita
The 1980s-era TV tower is Estonia's tallest building as well as a high-tech attraction boasting much more than just great views.
Kloostrimetsa tee 58a, 11913 Tallinn
+372 686 3005
info@teletorn.ee
www.teletorn.ee
 
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