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Kuressaare Episcopal Castle

Lossihoov tn 1, Saaremaa 93815, Estonia
(+372) 455 4463
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Ranked #1 of 25 Attractions in Saaremaa
Type: Castles
Traveler Description: The Episcopal castle in Kuressaare is the best preseved castle in the Baltics. Ths castle also has in it a very good museum. The town is also fairly... more »
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Moscow, Russia
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33 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We were impressed with this old and perfectly safe castle (though it is outer castle walls are not so good saved). Full of different historical places and corners inside to discover, this Castle also has the "Soviet KGB museum", funny and curious. Some spooky places exists inside. you can visit even the roof. Walk around and inside and you will... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We came at 10:50 am to see the castle and its museum in October during heavy rainfall. Instead of letting us wait inside in a sheltered place for the museum to open at 11:00 am a staff member sent us back outside, saying (in Estonian) that the museum would open at 11 o'clock sharp, not earlier. Quite rude. Remembered us... More

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We came by sailing boat from Stockholm, sailed across the Baltic the second year in a row.. The marina is great; it is close to the city centre has a sauna and a restaurant. In Kuressaare you must visit the castle. Now restored partly just a old castle , partly a museum showing the turbulent history of this island. What... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We went more to see the building than the museum, but the museum is also very good. Children will love the hidden staircases and exploring this well kept old building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

There was a concert in the evening and we were charged 12eur/person to take a few photos of the castle. Got our money refunded, cuz we wre not into the concert. The visit of the open area of the castle is free, the museum inside is paid. Dont pay any money on the bridges to anyone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Amazing scenery from atop the spires and wonderful cafe's along the river. A must visit if in the area.

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