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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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  • The old Castle in Haapsalu were during the middle ages the seat of the Bishop of the area and within the walls lies the old Cathedral combined with the Castle, which is over 900 metres long! On the lawn during the summer found many exhibitions and singing and music performances, and this is the place everyone in the city knows!
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  • The remains of the old settlement. Inside is not entered. Overall, nothing special but if you're in this place then why not visit.
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  • Visited Haapsalu, in early November. In the morning we decided to visit the Castle. It turned out that from 1 November to 30 April the small castle is closed for visits. But down the moves can be freely. Walk along the paths, sorry for them from the snow not clean. You can climb the Tower (where the wall). The stairs are steep, the snow is not purged. In General, for walks if the weather is good.
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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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