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Dominican Monastery Claustrum

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Small but very beautiful

We came across this old monastery by chance and went in. It is small but very beautiful. The lady at the entrance provided a good bit of history for the monastery. For 3 Euros it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2015
Brian M
Montrose, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We came across this old monastery by chance and went in. It is small but very beautiful. The lady at the entrance provided a good bit of history for the monastery. For 3 Euros it was worth it to help preserve what remains.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We were charged to see nothing because almost as soon as we entered we were told to leave because they were closing despite it being early afternoon. I would save your money for something more worthwhile.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

This is an old church building,one of the many nothing special if you have time you can find and go .You can give it a miss if you don't have time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Visiting the inside and the cloister area is a peaceful experience. It is not a big site but it retains an ancient atmosphere. Find it in St. Catherine's Passage.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Stopped in as we walked around the old town streets. The monastery is not active but is over 500 years years old. It has a few interesting features and reliefs. There is an interesting room were the sound resonates off the walls and if you stand in a corner and whisper the other person in the opposite corner can hear... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

It was ok but all of the places apart from the souvenir shop, were closed. Difficult to find and you can't find the latest information anywhere. Probably nice place during summer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

The remains of the Dominican Monastery are very tucked away and as a result see few tourists. The entrance is off St Catherine's Passage, between Muurivahe & Vene St. Look out for signs with a spotted dog on, this is the symbol of Dominicans. In medieval times the monks where called Domini Canes (Dogs of God) and wore white robes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Right next to the defense wall of the old town, this beautiful, little monastery from the 13th century provides a peaceful place amidst an otherwise noisy, tourist-y area. An old woman, who has rehearsed her introductory speech in a multitude of languages, greets you in the monks' dormitory as you've climbed the narrow steps to the entrance. The monastery holds... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

This is one of the most peaceful places we have ever visited. The buildings are extremely old; some parts are from the 13th century. The whole area has charm and a beauty quite distinct from anywhere else we saw in Tallinn. This wonderful little spot could very easily be missed; we recommend that you don’t overlook it. It is quite... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

The chambers within the claustrum are pin-drop quiet, something to do with the thickness of the walls. A lovely quiet place with a bare bones fit out that you can well associate with monastery life..

Thank Scot B

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