Pirita (subdistrict)

The city district of Pirita (Estonian Pirita asum ) located in the northeast of the Estonian capital Tallinn. He belongs to the same district of Pirita ( Pirita linnaosa ).


The municipality has 911 inhabitants (as of 1 May 2010). It is located on the Baltic Sea estuary of the River Pirita. The sandy beaches of Pirita attract summer many visitors.

In the district of Pirita, lie the ruins of the former medieval monastery Pirita. In the immediate neighborhood in 2001 was the construction of a Catholic convent.

In addition, the ( new ) Cemetery Pirita. A limestone wall covers an area of ​​0.8 hectares. The cemetery was inaugurated at the end of the 19th century. The old cemetery of Pirita lay within the medieval monastery walls.

In Pirita Tallinn is home to the sailing center ( Tallinna Olümpiapurjespordikeskus ) and a marina. There, in 1980, the sailing competitions of the Olympic Summer Games in Moscow were held. In Pirita are other sports venues, including the Tallinn velodrome, which is also used as a football stadium.