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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  • Impressive sight, decent museum

    The castle is by far the most imposing sight in town and probably anywhere in Saaremaa. It has been restored extensively, complete with the outside moats and embankments built in the later...

  • May be best attraction in Saaremaa

    Castel is well preserved attraction for all ages of guests. Plenty of things to do and see all the year round.

  • Good way to spend half an hour with children

    We didn't go in the. Use in, some of the exterior signs were in English, but with young children it was too boring for them. It was free to walk inside and around the castle walls. This offered ice...


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