Põltsamaa Castle
Põltsamaa Castle
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Poltsamaa's stone fortress was constructed on the banks of the river in 1272. Between 1570 and 1578 it was the residence of Livonia's King Magnus. Repeatedly pillages, the castle was rebuilt by Woldemar Johann von Lauw in the 18th century as a grand rococo-style palace. The castle, and the church built into its cannon tower, burnt down in 1941. The church was restored by 1952, and the castle ruins came under preservation during the 1970s.Did you know...?- The forecourt of the castle hosts open air events- The round courtyard holds a tourist information point and the Poltsamaa Museum; a wine cellar with a food museum; the Estonian Press Museum; the pART Gallery; clay, handicraft and other workshops; and the castle's restaurant.
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TimeTripper
Vantaa, Finland829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
In the August 2021, renovation works were in full progress. Inside the yard there is also access to Põltsamaa lutherian church where we were give a brief history of history.

Also wheelchair-accessible.
Written 8 August 2021
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Halkidis
Southwest Finland, Finland4,670 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
We drove from Tallinn to Tartu and about 60km(38 miles) before Tartu, decided to take a little spin in Poltsamaa. There is less than 5000 people, so not so much to see or do, but still couple of beautiful churches, nice riverfront and then this almost 750 years old Castle. Unfortunately after WWII it's in ruins, but still worth of little walk and few photos
Written 24 June 2018
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PhilipRylah
Leeds, UK230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
There isn't a huge amount to see in Poltsamaa but there are the castle walls alongside the river, a park, and a couple of decent restaurants / cafes making this for us a pleasant lunch stop on the way to Tallinn from Tartu. We ate at the new Kohvik O cafe very near the castle, which offered good reasonably-priced food in a modern Scandinavian style setting.
Written 9 August 2014
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