West Estonia

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!


West Estonia

Opening times

2. jan - 6. jan

Wed-Sat 11:00 - 16:00

Sun 13:00 - 16:00

1. june - 31. aug

Mon-Sun 10:00 - 18:00

1. sept - 30. april

Fri-Sun 11:00 - 16:00

1. may - 31. may

Wed-Sun 11:00 - 17:00


Piiskopilinnus, Haapsalu linn, Haapsalu linn, Lääne maakond