Kuressaare Episcopal Castle

Kuressaare Episcopal Castle, also known as Kuressaare Castle, was built in the 14th century. Today, the Castle houses Saaremaa Museum with its permanent exhibition and sundry temporary exhibitions.
The convent building of the Kuressaare Episcopal Castle is the only surviving medieval fortification in the Baltic countries that has not been significantly reconstructed. In addition to aesthetic pleasure that the elegant, decorous and magnificent architecture offers, a visit to the castle allows to explore the local history through an immediate experience and to feel the breath of the Middle Ages.


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    Gorgeous castle with fascinating museum inside

    In the Baltics we visited many castles with museums inside and agree that this is by far one of the best. The exhibits range from natural history, to Soviet Occupation and many things in between. I...

  • Liene S Liene S

    Not as interesting as expected

    Too much of information starting from nature exposition to Estonian history (prewar, 2nd war, soviet period). Wanted to get more information about the castle, but could not find that a lot. Positive...

  • MiroBabic MiroBabic

    nice exhibition in the castle

    Castle is not so nice as the exhibition inside, which is about history of estonia and is really interesting.

Features and amenities


Lossihoov tn 1, Kuressaare

Getting there


  • Signposted


58°14'50''N 22°28'46''E | Download GPX file