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Pilgrim And Parish Tours

Country: Estonia
City: Tallinn
Duration: 9 Day(s) - 8 Night(s)
Tour Category: Pilgrimage Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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In our Christian pilgrimage trips along with the earthly locations, you will visit the special places of pilgrimage where we open ourselves, admire them, and come to relax and regain strength for everyday life with the help of prayer. In our Christian pilgrimage or study tours, we provide you with the opportunity to meet the representatives of the religious and political life of the country.

Explore More About Christian Pilgrimage in Estonia:

Vastseliina, a town in South Estonia, means "new city" and was home to an Episcopal castle erected in 1342. Now, just as the Pirita convent, only ruins remain of the original fortification and a modern museum has been constructed nearby. Vastseliina castle became famous in the 14th century for the white cross in its chapel which magically suspended itself, drawing pilgrims from across Old Livonia and Northern Europe.

Today visitors come from across Estonia and from as far as South America. In 2012, the Pirita convent opened a pilgrimage route to Vastseliina cutting across Estonia from North to South with many sights and serene countryside along the way.

All that remains of St. Bridget's Convent in Pirita, a Tallinn suburb, are stone ruins. Built in the early 15th century, the convent was once the largest nunnery in Old Livonia. The ruins play host to a number of concerts throughout the year, including the Birgitta Festival in August. In 2001 new, active convent was built beside the ruins housing eight nuns from around the world. The new convent has a chapel, library, guest house, and conference rooms which are open to the public.

The Pühtitsa Dormition Convent in Kuremäe, East Estonia is the only functioning Russian Orthodox nunnery in Estonia. Established in 1891, it is situated by an ancient holy spring, claimed to have curative powers by the many people who flock there. Visitors can take a stroll around the convent courtyard or a guided tour with the resident nuns to see inside the churches.

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