Conventual Building-Museum and Cathedral of the Haapsalu Episcopal Castle

The conventual building of the Haapsalu Episcopal Castle – a fortified dwelling for bishops and other clergy as well as a cathedral dating back to the 13th century.

The ground floor has a medieval classroom, an armory and a room of stone inscriptions, a photo exhibition on architecture and an opportunity to watch a film providing an overview of the castle's history. The cathedral with its extraordinary acoustics is sure to be a memorable experience; it is frequently used as a concert venue. Another unforgettable feature is the chapel with the White Lady's window; in the basement, you'll find the White Lady's prison. On the first floor, there is a hospital in the small tower. The belfry offers a view of the city as well as the daily beauty of the ringing church bells at noon. There is enough excitement for more than an hour!

Features and amenities

Location

Lossiplats tn 3, Haapsalu

Getting there

The Episcopal Castle is located in the heart of Haapsalu Old Town. Haapsalu has tourist signs that make finding your way around easy. If you follow the signs for the Haapsalu Episcopal Castle (Haapsalu Piiskopilinnus) and Castle Square (Lossiplats), you will arrive in the Old Town by the main street; there, the castle walls are clearly visible. Cars and buses can be parked in the car parks on Castle Square or Vaba Street.

Access

  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car
  • On foot only
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus

Stops nearby

Bus: Lossiplats

Coordinates

58°56'50''N 23°32'19''E | Download GPX file