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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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When your son asks "Dad, how people made photos before smartphone was invented?"

When your son asks "Dad, how people made photos before smartphone was invented?", take him to Kuressaare Bishops castle :) It is amazing and museum is incredible :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Riga, Latvia
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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When your son asks "Dad, how people made photos before smartphone was invented?", take him to Kuressaare Bishops castle :) It is amazing and museum is incredible :)

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Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

The original castle dates back to the 13th century. It is interesting to walk around the grounds and view various parts of the castle and look at old cannons. Inside the main castle there were some coats of Arms but no medieval furniture or armoury. Lots of references to the Soviet occupation.

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Monsummano Terme, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I'm here for business and my birthday today so I treated myself to a historical visit of the castle grounds. Great day, few photos to remember, walked a few km, stopped for lunch and dinner at the Ku-kuu restaurant (great rhubarb cake by the way). You cannot make a mistake in stopping here for a day or two.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Lossihoov tn 1, Saaremaa 93815, Estonia
Phone Number: (+372) 455 4463
Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Saare County  >  Saaremaa

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