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Kuressaare Episcopal Castle

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Address: Lossihoov tn 1, Saaremaa 93815, Estonia
Phone Number: (+372) 455 4463
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An actual castle

This place really has been preserved so well that you automatically get the feeling of the 18th century when entering the gates! What I love about wondering inside this place is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Liis L
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Tallinn, Estonia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This place really has been preserved so well that you automatically get the feeling of the 18th century when entering the gates! What I love about wondering inside this place is the fact that you have so many different levels and rooms to enter. And something to see in every single room. May it be a weird art gallery, pictures... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Loved this wonderful castle. The exhibition throughout the castle is tastefully laid out and very informative, there's something here for everyone.

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Zagare, Siauliu Apskritis, Lithuania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Stone castle history starts already from the Long Hermann tower built in the end of 13th century that was the central tower of circle-walled castle type of fortress. The convent type castle task was to be the administrative centre of certain area, to make possible the gathering of rather large amount of people, that is represented in the architecture of... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Despite only a passing interest in history and historical architecture, I've been to many castles. Few are as complete and intact as this one, and few fit the classical concept of a castle so well. Even though we arrived in the evening, and in winter, there was much to see and enjoy, even in sub-zero temperatures. Kuressaare castle is surrounded... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Kuressaare can boast the best preserved Medieval castle in the Baltic states. The castle dates to 1338 although the central tower could be even older. The grounds are free to enter but the castle houses the Regional Museum of Saaremaa which costs €2. Viewed from above, the castle is geometrically perfect, a diamond shape with substantial moat all the way... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well made collection of things before Soviet occupation and WWII history. Not for people not liking narrow stairs.

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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
51 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Although I'm not very interested in architecture, castles also, it was a nice place to stop. It's a huge castle with a lot of activities in here (archery, pottery, etc. - we didn't try these). We didn't go in the castle actually as we hadn't enough time, but there were a lot to see in the yard and the surroundings.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Its very special place to go. Its very clean and quiet place . I think you only thing need to do in here is relax:)

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Budapest, Hungary
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Okay, once you are in Kuressaare it is a must-see, but we found it after much looking and asking (it isn't in the downtown), that by the time we got there we were pretty tired. We enjoyed the beach behind it much more, and there was some kind of fair too that we checked out. It was also a nice... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Interesting history of Saaremaa and Estonia in the 2. Worldwar...Take plenty of time to see all the details at the museum. There is also a cafe, but many stairs to climb before you get there.

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