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Kuressaare Episcopal Castle, Saaremaa

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Originally constructed by the knights of the Teutonic Order, Kuressaare Episcopal Castle represents one of the country's most well-preserved medieval defense structures of its kind. Pay a visit to the fortification, located on Estonia's largest island, and discover the castle's crucial past role as the administrative center of the surrounding town. Explore the grounds and defenses of the structure, including the internal courtyard, religious buildings, and attached guard tower standing 37 m (121 ft) high. The complex today houses the Saremaa Museum, which documents the ecology, history, and anthropology of the island and also is home to concert halls and exhibits. Put Kuressaare Episcopal Castle on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Saaremaa trip builder.
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  • This is a medievial castle, which has bridges, thick walls everything like should be in castles. It is good to spend time together with the family, especially if the wether is not good enough to be on...  more »
  • I don't often go to museums, but this one captivated me. First of all the building and the entire site are impressive, restored with EU and local funds that I think were extremely well-spent. When I w...  more »
  • Beautiful castle. Free to walk around, explore, and take photos. Visit during sunset for some amazing pics. A must see attraction while on Saaremaa!  more »
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  • Incredibly well preserved castle! Plan at least 4 hours to roughly and quickly see all rooms it has to offer! Nice exhibitions on history of Estonia, particularly Soviet Era and ancient times.
  • Definitely one of the most popular tourist spots in Saaremaa. Nice historical atmosphere for a outdoor walk.
  • Compact and neat castle available 24h (fortress, not castle itself). A lot of to see inside
  • Very interesting exchibition about history of Saaremaa
  • Love it so much we got married here, beautiful all year round.