Haapsalu Castle, Haapsalu

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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. Add Haapsalu Castle to your Haapsalu travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Haapsalu online vacation planner .
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  • August 15, 2017
    Site is well preserved and allows the public a peak into the past. The height of some of the remaining walls is breathtaking. Interesting museum. Plan to spend some time there and even picnic in the g...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    We have small walk through the Castle. The museum looked tempting. Beautiful playground.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Episcopal Castle and St.Nicholas Cathedral there are most important attractions in Haapsalu and easy to visit, because Old Town with it's many shops and restaurants are right next to this. We have vis...  more »
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  • August 4, 2017
    Really fun and interesting place to visit, if you're in to castle ruins. Kids loved it.
  • August 9, 2017
    Historic place, now in ruins, but the cathedral intact. Nice park in the center of Haapsalu.
  • August 13, 2017
    Very interesting place with its own legend, and even putting aside the White Dame, it is a piece of not-so-well-known medieval history
  • July 7, 2017
    Very nice place, the tower looks like something picked from a children's book. (Actually, it is in a children's book...)
  • June 18, 2017
    It is worth checking out if your there, but not a destination. We didn't do the musiem though, so maybe that changes things.

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