Leisure

In between resting, treatments and swimming in the pool, You can spend your time with interest. While You are taking a walk thru the beautiful landscapes You can take a look at the interesting places near by such as Botanical garden, TV tower, Monastery of St.Brigid, Pirita beach, The Olympic sailing centre, military museum etc. All these places are near by. For those who are more interested in active holidays, we recommend bike renting at the hotel or arranging horseback riding along the forest trails.

There is a bus stop near the hotel. City Centre is only in 15 minutes and Pirita is only in 5 minutes distance.

After having dinner with the glass of wine or beer, You can continue on enjoying the nice evening by playing pool.

Botanical Garden

15 minutes walk from hotel.

Tallinn Botanic Garden was founded in Kloostrimetsa as an institute of the Academy of Sciences on December 1, 1961. In 1995 it became a municipal establishment. Major plant collections were planted during the first 20 years. Outdoor gardens were opened for visitors in 1970 and greenhouses in 1971.

In 1992 TBG became a member of the Association of the Baltic Botanic Gardens (ABBG) and in 1994 joined Botanic Garden Conservation International (BGCI). In 1995, the Society of Friends of Tallinn Botanic Garden was founded.

The place name Kloostrimetsa (Convent Forest) is associated with the nearby Pirita Monastery, dating from the 15th century.

The premises of today’s TBG stretch across the land of the former farm of Konstantin Päts, the President of Estonia between 1920 and 1940.

More info on www.botaanikaaed.ee/en

TV Tower

15 minutes walk from hotel

Tallinn TV-Tower located in Pirita area of Tallinn is the tallest building in Estonia with its height of 314 meters. After reconstructions Tallinn TV-Tower will be open as interactive museum and tourism centre.

Tallinn TV-Tower will provide:

  • magnificent panorama view at 170 m
  • open-air terrass
  • view and main attractions of Tallinn introduced by interactive multimedia solutions
  • glass floor spots to „walk on air“
  • interactive overview of intriguing history of tower
  • interior inspired by science fiction movies
  • special attractions for children
  • TV-studio experience
  • cafe

More info on www.teletorn.ee/en

Pirita Beach

Situated 3 km from hotel

Without a doubt, Pirita’s star attraction is its 3km-long, white sand beach. All the usual tanning, flirting, volleyball and other activity you’d find at any beach in the world you’ll find here too. But Pirita’s beach also has an extensive, park that fills the area between the highway and the beach itself. This densely forested area is criss-crossed by paved trails (perfect for biking and roller-skating), and dotted with benches and children’s playgrounds. On the south end of the beach, you can play mini-golf, and sometimes find a couple carnival-type activities. The Beach House itself is home to a bowling alley and a bar.

St. Bridget’s Convent

Situated 3,5 km from hotel

The history of the St. Bridget’s Convent in Tallinn – the Pirita Convent – dates back to XV century. The idea to found a convent in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, was initiated by some Tallinn merchants already in 1400.

In early 15th century when Pirita convent was built, Tallinn (Reval) had started to benefit from its privileged situation as a monopolistic transit trade point between east and west. During that medieval building boom in Tallinn town wall was reconstructed and many new towers built. In addition to Pirita convent also several other outstanding buildings, of which some have survived until nowadays, were built, including the new Town Hall in old town.

The traditional building materials in Estonia that time were limestone and timber. Because of the building boom the people who had decided to build St. Bridget convent in Tallinn, faced a shortage of building materials as well as lack of organisational skills. Despite the merchants Hinrich Huxer, Gerlach Kruse and Hinrich Swalbart and their supporters finally got the land for the convent on the right bank of the Pirita River, it took several more years to battle with many difficulties that had to be overcome before the construction of the convent finally started.

In 1407 two brothers from St. Bridget Order Convent in Vadstena, Sweden, had arrived to Tallinn to promote with advice and other assistance the expansion of order to Estonia. In 1417 finally the first limestone quarry permit was obtained from the town with the help of the Grandmaster of the Livonian Order and the building of the Pirita convent started. The completed church was consecrated on August 15, 1436 by Tallinn’s Bishop Heinrch II.

More info on www.piritaklooster.ee

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