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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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Historic place, well preserved

This is 600-700 years old castle. Its history includes occupation of Germans, Danish and Russians. It is situated in walking distance from Kuressaare bus stand. There is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Visited castle on monday and I was sad that it was closed on mondays, but most of all, I was dissapointed that it is closed also on tuesdays. We went around castle, it is very beautiful. I hope I will return to see it in fullest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is 600-700 years old castle. Its history includes occupation of Germans, Danish and Russians. It is situated in walking distance from Kuressaare bus stand. There is a museum which shows artifacts belong to all those periods. Ticket was 5Eur for students. Several buses going to Kuressaare from Tallinn Bussijam from morning to late afternoon. 4 hours trip from Tallinn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The Kuressaare Episcopal Castle is in a beautifully landscaped park and has been nicely restored. It was lovely to walk the ramparts while the run was setting and I strongly recommend visiting the grounds on a clear sunset evening. I speak English and appreciate that there was interpretative signs on the grounds to help me appreciate the history of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This castle/fortress was built during the 14th and 15th century. It houses the Saaremaa museum and it displays a large exhibition of Saaremaa’s history and culture. It’s beautifully restored with magnificent architecture and is ringed by a moat surrounded by sea and sand. It’s said to be one of the best preserved medieval fortresses in Estonia which we could well... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Quite small and simple looking Gothic castle on little peninsula, full of green, surrounded by sand and sea. Worth checking out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

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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