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Haapsalu Castle, Haapsalu

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Castle Tourist Spot
Located right in the town's center, the medieval Haapsalu Castle boasts the biggest single-nave church in the Baltics and the tallest structure in town. As you walk through the dark hallways of this convent, you'll see medieval chambers with preserved objects and wooden adornments that bring a strange balance to the monument. Climb the 38 m (125 ft) tall bell tower to enjoy views of the surrounding area. The site is also famed for the reported sightings of the White Lady--the ghost of a maiden who was captured and starved to death in the castle. Use our Haapsalu trip itinerary maker to visit Haapsalu Castle on your trip to Haapsalu, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The entrance to this castle is free, but there is fee for the museum inside. The Castle is build during the 13th century. It used to be the residence of local authorities until the end of the 17th cen...  more »
  • If you are passing Haapsalu, take a stop. Not sure if it is an attraction worth going just to see it.  more »
  • Visit it during august, when miracles appear. Also this is place for great concerts and shows. Place is also nice for just taking a walk.  more »
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  • It is worth checking out if your there, but not a destination. We didn't do the musiem though, so maybe that changes things.
  • Cool castle but the museum was a bit boring.
  • Historic castle with nice ruins that you can visit during the summer time
  • Interesting place with lot of history behind it. Take a tour or ask any local to tell you more about the different folk stories and legends about the castle. Also the Church in the ruins is fully functional 😉
  • An old and historic castle, wonderfull!