Haapsalu Bishop’s Castle

The Haapsalu Bishop’s Castle and Cathedral, which was established in the 13th century as the centre of the Saare-Lääne Diocese, is one of the best preserved castles in Estonia. Visit the museum complex in the convent building where you will find exhibition halls with finds from the castle and mysterious vaulted cellars. Rent an audio guide for tour commentary in six languages.
Interesting facts: * You might encounter Estonia’s most famous ghost – the White Lady. * In the moat, you will find a stylized medieval children’s playground, a large chessboard, archery grounds and clay workshop. * Climb the 38-metre-high bell tower and at noon listen to the carillon that is heard throughout the city. * In the summer, take advantage of the busy events calendar.

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  • genibre69 genibre69
    Lovely ruins, worth a ramble

    The exhibits with English translations scattered throughout the ruins are well-worth reading about. The tunnels are creepy and the cell of the White Lady sad; I was too creeped out to get too close...

  • Tjomm Tjomm
    Medieval feeling

    Totally one of the main attractions in Haapsalu and hundred percent worth a visit just to walk in and outside this castle. There are some renovations being done right now on the noth-west wing, but...

  • L0UP0 L0UP0
    Nice place

    Located in Haapsalu's old town, its a good option for a sunny afternoon. Open space, free entrance, you get an explanation of the place's history through different posters located around the place...


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