The Pirita district evolved around a convent built in the fifteenth century whose remarkable ruins characterise the area even today. The two-kilometre sandy beach, shores of the Pirita River, river valley, and coastal pine forest complete with an adventure park are ideal places for physical activity and leisure. The yacht harbour and restaurant on the mouth of Pirita River embody the carefree flow of life in Pirita.
The Tallinn Botanic Garden, rich in both species and events, welcomes visitors year-round. Architecture and history enthusiasts can visit establishments from the 1980 Olympic Games, including the TV Tower turned visitor centre, as well as the simple and evocative Maarjamäe Memorial to the Victims of Communism, and the exhibition in Maarjamäe Palace covering recent history. Pirita’s restaurants offer breath-taking flavours and panoramas of Tallinn’s skyline and the sea. Access Pirita by bike or by foot along Reidi Road which turns into Pirita promenade and runs parallel to the sea.