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Kuressaare Episcopal Castle

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Address: Lossihoov 1, Saaremaa 93815, Estonia
Phone Number: (+372) 455 4463
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History, art and crafts

History well covered, opportunity to see and organize exhibitions in a fantastic medieval room. In the yard workshops of craftsmen, incl ironsmith, glassblowers, ceramists... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

History well covered, opportunity to see and organize exhibitions in a fantastic medieval room. In the yard workshops of craftsmen, incl ironsmith, glassblowers, ceramists. Beautifully restored, authentic and expressive. Highly recommendable for visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's quite nice visit. Large exposition covering whole Estonian history. Sadly, but most explanations are in Estonian and russian. Overall nice stay for a several hours.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle has been beautifully restored and houses the Saaremaa museum. It gives you a wonderful insight into the island's colorful history. A must for museum lovers - one could stay there for hours. The only downside is that the older exhibitions are in Estonian and Russian only.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle/citadel has been restored and to a high standard. It's free to wander around the outer courtyard. It costs €5 to enter the castle. Inside there is a very detailed history of the Island. Little of the early stuff is on English, but the 20th century history is, as it details the Soviet occupation. Very interesting. They have made... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 20, 2016 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 July 9, 2016

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 July 6, 2016 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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