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.

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 Episcopa

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  • Medieval survivor

    A most remarkalbe medieval survivor, possibly the best preserved castle of this type on the Baltic, and perfectly set against the sea.

  • Crown jewel of Kuressaare city

    Kuressaare Episcopal Castle is an obvious source of pride and local identity in Kuressaare and Saaremaa island. The well preserved environment including a nice park around the Castle will offer you...

  • Superbly preserved

    The castle is a rare piece of architecture of an era there are few such buildings remaining in this country. The restoration gives us nice glimpses of the past although little remains of the original...


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