Haapsalu Old Town
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Haapsalu, which is bordered by the sea on three sides, fits on a piece of land with a size of just 10.59 km2. The Old Town is located on a peninsula with two eskers, which continue to the north-west as a chain of islets (holms) connected to the mainland. There are low meanders between the holms – Suur and Vaike Viik.The culturally and environmentally valuable Old Town of Haapsalu can be divided into its medieval section and the 20th century health resort area. The medieval part is around the Episcopal castle, with the medieval network of Kooli, Jaani, Vee, Linda, Ruutli and Vaike-Mere Streets and buildings. It is surrounded by a belt of wooden houses and the Promenade, Aafrika beach and parks.
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SakuKim
Los Cristianos, Spain290 contributions
Dec 2021
Haapsalu old town is my favorite place to visit in Estonia. The small old town is surrounded by the sea, very nice small streets to walk, visit some restaurants or cafe´. There were places on the sea where the ice was cleaned from snow and ice skaters enjoying themselves. The town is not busy in winter time, rather peaceful. Lots of great apartments available, some close to the old town even have sauna and zacuzzi where we relaxed.
Written 13 January 2022
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Margus T
Tallinn, Estonia16 contributions
Jul 2021
Definetely worth a visit and walk around the Old Town. Its a bit different when comparing to other old towns in Estonia with similar age.
Written 23 July 2021
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Sergeivorax
Dublin, Ireland81 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
This is good located city in south of Estonia, old city is amazing with castle, wooden houses and cafes.
Written 1 August 2020
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Dani Moti
Berlin, Germany15 contributions
Mar 2020
We had such a fantastic time in Haapsalu, it is a small town with a gorgeous old town including an old castle and fortress. it is like travelling back in time. Also the old train station is like a little shiny diamond
Written 15 March 2020
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AlterSchwede13
Boblingen, Germany1,545 contributions
Oct 2019
a small, lively place and worth to walk around at every season. The old wooden houses are mostly in a good shape. perfectly fitted to the castles, but as well explained why and how they are that close to each other. in the inner area you find a lot of cozy cafe and restaurants. Nice trip.
Written 2 November 2019
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Ekaterina A
Tallinn, Estonia5 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
Amazing old town with many cute cafes and restaurants. Haapsalu is so cute and romantic place to visit!
Written 11 October 2019
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NswAustraliaDidi
NSW AUSTRALIA1,196 contributions
Sep 2019
Haapsalu’s Old Town is gorgeous and we loved our few hours walking around. The timber buildings are so full of character and the townspeople seem to take a lot of pride in their homes and gardens, lovely well cared for gardens and whilst many houses were showing their age, they were still charming.
Written 5 September 2019
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Lynne R
Liverpool, UK2,551 contributions
Aug 2019
Walked the streets of the old town - absolutely beautiful. Larger than I expected. And very busy. A visit to Tallin is not complete without getting lost in its streets
Written 27 August 2019
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Tarlan Ahmadov
Langkawi, Malaysia12 contributions
Aug 2019
I was so lucky to be there during the festival week. Enjoyed seeing the small shops all around the town.
Written 18 August 2019
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Charles K
Woodland, California, United States279 contributions
Aug 2019
It was nice to see another square and the old town was nice overall. There are pleasant shops and places to dine.
Written 10 August 2019
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