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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  • Ilze B Ilze B
    Visit

    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...

  • budgetTraveller83 budgetTraveller83
    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 museum which shows...

  • westerntraveler2013 westerntraveler2013
    Beautiful Castle

    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...


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