Meremäe Viewing Tower

Meremäe Viewing Tower

Kalatsova küla, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond

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The Meremäe Viewing Tower is located between Meremäe village and Vastseliina Castle on Meremäe Hill (204 m). Based on its name, one might think that the sea might be visible from the tower. However, the sea, as we know it today, is about 250 km from here, though Lake Pskov  – which is not visible on the opposite side, and which was probably also called a sea in the old days – is just 40 km away. In fine weather, the domes of the churches of the Pskov-Caves Monastery in Pechory can be seen from the tower. The wide view of Setomaa's fields and forests is amazingly beautiful in every season, regardless of the weather.

Fifteen people can climb the viewing tower at a time.

Times and prices

Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities

Getting there

Drive through Võru on the Luhamaa road to the ruins of Vastseliina Castle and continue on for around 4 km until you come to Meremäe.


  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Bus: Kalatsova


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