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Kuressaare Castle

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Rich exibition

A very good destination with scool age children. Castle has been filled with a rich and... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
748vinetav
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Very interesting and fun to lose yourself in this beautiful medieval Castle

The best preserved medieval Castle in Europe is this one! Every step makes you discover something... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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Kuressaare Castle-Fortress is built in the 14th century. Today, the castle houses the Saaremaa Museum. Saaremaa Museum is one of the oldest (founded in 1865) and biggest museums in Estonia and is visited by 70 000-80 000 people every year. As a...more
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Lossihoov 1, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93810, Estonia
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

A very good destination with scool age children. Castle has been filled with a rich and interesting exibition from different ages. Clean and friendly. Very interesting exibition on kings and knights armor from Europe and Japan.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The best preserved medieval Castle in Europe is this one! Every step makes you discover something unusual: several types of exhibitions from nature to politics, going through history, culture etc Kids and grown ups will love to climb the medieval staircases, very dark and steep...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

Price is 6 euros for adults, if you want to get inside the building and see presentations from different ages, from medieval to nowadays. Walking around castle is free.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

We walked 800 meters from the town center to enter the walls at the 10 AM opening. After paying the 6 Euro admission, we used the free clean interior restrooms, then followed the signs through the corridors. This renowned museum extends throughout the castle and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gene R J
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Many floors each with a different display. Natures/natural hisotry, soviet tule,German rule, lots of movies to watch. Stair had pithy anti-Communist statements. Art gallery, gift shop. Possible to climb up to ramparts. Lots of English signage.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lynne S
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

This is the highlight of this beautiful island. It's a well preserved castle in its original state. The interior is converted into a great museum including KGB exhibits. This is a must visit if you are in Estonia and I recommend that you stay at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

The place features museum which provides insight to both Saaremaa history and general Soviet occupation in Estonia. The exhibition was well laid and worth a visit if you're interested in history.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful outdoor surrounding, large areas around a well renovated big and tall castle. By the sea, and surrounded by Water. There is a bridge to the castle Island. Some restaurants and cafes near the castle. Childfriendly area, a lot of space and area to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MikaelM786
Reviewed July 7, 2018

We walked around the castle first to get the scale and the size of it before entering into the impressive door with the portcullis above. This castle is considered to be one of the best preserved medieval castles in Estonia. It’s a square building around...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank royandjeanette
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We had a through visit to Kuresaare Piiskopilinnus with a knowledgeable guide. Intetesting history and intriguing facts from past centuries. Great views from the narrow roof terrace surrounding the hole castle!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Can be reached by Lux Express from the Tallinn bus station.
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