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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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  • You can enter the inner courtyard without paying anything, which is nice. You can also find a free playground for kids inside the walls.  more »
  • Haapsalu Episcopal Castle was built at the beginning of the 13th century, at least in part. That's as a result and due to its huge and thus priceless size not more "fresh" look, is there no wonder. Precisely the partial decay or the fragility of its walls are what lead me to find this somewhat attractive under many Estonian castles. Somewhat - but nothing more.
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  • What a huge spaceous park behind the walls of this castle. Really nice to spent sone time strawling around  more »
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  • Very nice place, the tower looks like something picked from a children's book. (Actually, it is in a children's book...)
  • 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 😉

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