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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. 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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  • 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 »
  • The Castle very much. You can feel that you are with an unusual place. The Castle hosts music festivals. And yet, there's a view that is associated with the legend of the "White Lady". Well, very interesting ...
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  • interesting architecture, very good acoustics church for concerts, medieval museum, stylish playing place for kids  more »
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  • 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 😉
  • Worth every cent invested in it. Just hang out there, relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
  • Historic castle full of exhibits.
  • The outstanding acoustics in the Riga Dome Church in Bishop's Castle. Were at a concert of the Gregorian Chorale spring 2015-an unforgettable experience. The castle itself has an interesting architecture and separation into two parts-one big playground, another lawn, scene, and the actual internal structures with quite interesting, albeit scruffy Museum. You can climb the highest Tower and listen as ringing Bell =) from the tower beautiful view of the city and the sea!
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  • The historic fortress
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