PIIRI KÕRTS, Vana-Vastseliina küla, Võru vald, Võru maakond
Vastseliina Episcopal Castle was built in 1342 on the lands of the Bishop of Tartu and it became one of the most powerful fortifications in old Livonia; it is also one of the 21 places in Southern Estonia worth discovering which are marked by a yellow National Geographic window.
During the Middle Ages, the castle was well-known for the holy cross in its chapel and as a popular destination for pilgrims; a visit gave them indulgence for 1 year and 40 days as decreed by pope Innocent VI. The castle was destroyed in the Great Northern War by the armies of Peter the Great.
Today, you can visit the castle tower, light a candle in the sacred place and enjoy night concerts on the territory of the castle.
Monday–sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Is open 01.06 - 31.08 24 hours
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Drive from Võru along the Tallinn-Luhamaa highway (2, E263) for about 30 km, until you reach the crossroad in the village of Illi and then turn left towards the village of Vana-Vastseliina. Follow the signs for the Episcopal Castle (Piiskopilinnus).