Padise Abbey was a former Cistercian monastery in Padise in Harju County, Estonia, settled in 1310 by the dispossessed monks of Dünamünde Abbey in Latvia. It was converted into a fortress after its dissolution in 1559 and later used as a country house until 1766. The ruins are now a museum.Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Padise trip simple and quick.
The interest in Padise of monks from Dünamünde Abbey in the present Daugavgrīva near Riga is first documented in 1283 in a letter from King Eric V of Denmark (Eric Klipping) regarding the acquisition of land for the construction of a Cistercian monastery, but almost certainly they had had a presence there for several decades previously as a part of the Christianisation of the territories of Estonia newly conquered by the Teutonic Knights. In 1305 Dünamünde Abbey was appropriated by the Teutonic Knights and the monks dispossessed. King Eric VI of Denmark then gave them permission to build a fortified monastery in Padise, where they moved in 1310, although construction of the stone buildings did not begin until 1317. The new monastery was made subordinate to Stolpe Abbey in Pomerania in 1319.
By 1343, at the time of the St. George's Night Uprising, when it was still only partly built, the monastery was burnt down and 28 monks, lay brothers and German vassals were killed. Rebuilding began only after 1370. By 1445 all major works, including the construction of the gatehouse and the residential and service buildings, had been completed, and vaulting had been added to the church roof. The consecration of the main building took place in 1448.
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Во-первых, пока что посещение этого монастыря пока что бесплатно. Во-вторых, это что необыкновенное. Вся территория несмотря на реставрацию и раскопки открыта для посещения. Все уголки, башенки и подв... more »First, so far, the visit to this monastery is so far free. Secondly, it is that extraordinary. The whole area despite restoration and excavation is open to the public. All corners, turrets and basements. In its almost untouched beauty, pristineness and antiquity. Incredible spirit of the old monastery. Third, the view from the tower. It's worth it.
Можно бесплатно прогуляться вокруг и полюбоваться старыми зданиями. Вокруг все чисто и ухожено. Интересно для детей. more »You can walk around for free and admire the old buildings. All around is clean and well kept. Interesting for children.
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