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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  • BillyK92 BillyK92

    A magnificent castle with a decent museum inside

    Well worth the visit. It is very impressive and the interior exhibit is well down and provides a good story. I would bring guests there to see the site again.

  • Barbara A Barbara A

    Interesting Layout, easy to loose your kids!

    Castle lived up to other reviews. Very interesting castle but if you are English speaking, most of the exhibits are not understandable. No map of the castle was offered and we, as adults, were...

  • mummi505 mummi505

    An island quite different

    The Kuressaare castle by the sea is extremely well-preserved, built at the end of the 13th C.,now a muuseum. Kuressaare town by the sea is lovely.If the sea is cold and days cool one can swim in...

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