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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  • babsNCo babsNCo

    Old and a little spooky!

    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...

  • Raelene L Raelene L

    Nicely restored castle

    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...

  • Timo K Timo K

    Meet an intriguing piece of history

    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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