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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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Interesting history displays.

The whole castle was rebuilt and looks very nice. Inside are many historical displays of all the wars and occupations over the years. You do need to buy a guide book for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The whole castle was rebuilt and looks very nice. Inside are many historical displays of all the wars and occupations over the years. You do need to buy a guide book for the castle, because there are so many small rooms at different levels, that you can't keep track of where you have been if you don't have a system.... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very majestic structure with lots of history. The spooky part was near the entrance where they supposedly found someone "buried alive" in a room... But I'm a scaredy cat so it have just scared me. Lots of history to learn and very tourist friendly.

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Clackamas County, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went through this castle as part of a Saaremaa Island tour with Estonian Experience, and so had a guided tour through the rooms and explanations in English. The restoration work makes it look fresh and functional, and I especially enjoyed the museum exhibits (like the prehistoric and Viking age items). Watch out for the lion in the dungeon!

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Thank Raelene L
Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is completely restored and houses several museums. We skipped the soviet part. My best experience was the bones found in a closed room.

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Thank Timo K
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The island of Saaremaa deserves another visit by a Finn like me. I'll prove my point with the next one when powering the chair with my arms.

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Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice place to visit, the castle is in great shape and there is a lot of information displayed. Not only about the medieval times, but also about the KGB and nazi.

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Thank Danny S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

With a sunny day, this definitely is a very nice thing to do. Will get amazing photos, and few hours are definitely sorted with this place. And I think this is one of a kind castle which is still in one piece as much as this one. Ticket is 5 euros, which is not too much . They have a... More 

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Thank TeneSaarva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We were really impressed by how much there is to do in this castle. So many different exhibitions! Also, this is the only true "castle" in Estonia that isn't a ruin.

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Thank Karl K
Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Well worth the visit. It is very impressive and the interior exhibit is well down and provides a good story. I would bring guests there to see the site again.

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Castle lived up to other reviews. Very interesting castle but if you are English speaking, most of the exhibits are not understandable. No map of the castle was offered and we, as adults, were often lost. Not hard to find your way back but many extra stairways led to the fun of exploring the caste. A must with kids!

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