The remains of the Dominican Monastery are very tucked away and as a result see few tourists. The entrance is off St Catherine's Passage, between Muurivahe & Vene St. Look out for signs with a spotted dog on, this is the symbol of Dominicans. In medieval times the monks where called Domini Canes (Dogs of God) and wore white robes with black capes. This monastery was founded in 1246 and is one of the oldest buildings in town. Standing in the central courtyard beside a well you feel very cut off from the rest of the old town. Steps lead up into the museum where you can visit the monks living quarters, dormitory, library and refectory. There is a fine collection of stone carvings, including a mysterious energy pillar in the basement.
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