Haapsalu, which is bordered by the sea on three sides, fits on a piece of land with a size of just 10.59 km2. The Old Town is located on a peninsula with two eskers, which continue to the north-west as a chain of islets (holms) connected to the mainland. There are low meanders between the holms – Suur and Väike Viik.
The culturally and environmentally valuable Old Town of Haapsalu can be divided into its medieval section and the 20th century health resort area. The medieval part is around the Episcopal castle, with the medieval network of Kooli, Jaani, Vee, Linda, Rüütli and Väike-Mere Streets and buildings. It is surrounded by a belt of wooden houses and the Promenade, Aafrika beach and parks.
Take a look at the aerial panorama (picture by Joel Tammet).
Amazing old town with many cute cafes and restaurants. Haapsalu is so cute and romantic place to visit!
Haapsalu’s Old Town is gorgeous and we loved our few hours walking around. The timber buildings are so full of character and the townspeople seem to take a lot of pride in their homes and gardens...
Walked the streets of the old town - absolutely beautiful. Larger than I expected. And very busy. A visit to Tallin is not complete without getting lost in its streets