Ruins of Maasi Fort-Castle

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Ruins of Maasi Fort-Castle
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Maasi medieval fort-castle was built with the forced labour of islanders. That's how the ruling Liivi order punished indigenous inhabitants for the uprising, which had destroyed orders previous stronghold. Seaside fort-castle was undefeated until blown up by Danes. 8m walls that survived the destruction have become a landmark.Good to know:On August 11th, 1576, Danish king Frederik II ordered Maasi stronghold destroyed, it has been in ruins ever since.
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Mustanaamio
Helsinki, Finland75 contributions
A beautiful spot by the sea
Aug 2021 • Couples
A beautiful spot with a fortress still revealing its secrets. To see the views and old ruinsm this is a nice place to visit.
Written 20 August 2021
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Mikko T
16 contributions
Castle ruins
Jul 2020 • Family
No admission charge, so you are free to walk around the ruins. There's a small stand outside the ruins, where Estonian handcrafts (mainly things made from juniper wood) are sold.
Written 16 July 2020
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Jericho, VT32 contributions
14th-century castles are cool
Dec 2019
Maasilinn is a really old fort/castle that's kind of falling apart, but you're still allowed to climb inside and explore its innards, which makes you feel like you're in a video game or movie, looking for some lost artefact. The view over the sea is pleasant, as well.
Written 13 January 2020
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udgerhog
Tel Aviv, Israel17 contributions
Piece of History with Amazing views.
Jul 2019 • Solo
From above it looks like the castle is completely ruined.it still looks awesome of course 😃.
However,when U going down upstairs you are getting real ''deal'' how big it was,full of life etc.
Ps the place needs donations to re-descover and historical reconstruction.Please dont hesitate to put some pennies in de barrel😃
Written 8 July 2019
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Valeria M
Pula, Croatia10 contributions
Loved it
Jul 2017 • Couples
I liked being inside the castle and explore those passages. On the top is a nice view to the sea. Loved it!
Written 20 July 2017
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Hannu H
Helsinki, Finland425 contributions
A surprising fortress
Jul 2017 • Couples
The building at the Maasi fortification has been ruins for almost 509 years but it was fascinating to see the vaulted cellar in such a good shape. The old lady at the souvenir kiosk volunteered information about the place and how to explore it.
Written 5 July 2017
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W0nderer007
Kaunas, Lithuania92 contributions
Cool underground place
Aug 2014 • Friends
When visiting Saaremaa, worth taking the time to see the cool dungeons. Not for claustrophobics though. Many passages and overall good place to climb after sitting in the car.
Written 20 August 2014
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Filki
Olomouc, Czech Republic100 contributions
Hidden treasure on Saaremaa
Jul 2013 • Couples
We saw a sign along the route, so we decided to visit this place. And it was great! This place is little bit out of interest of tourist, but it worth to visit! And you can also buy wooden home-made things from locals.
Written 22 July 2013
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