Haapsalu Bishop’s Castle Museum

Haapsalu Bishop’s Castle Museum

Haapsalu Bishop’s Castle Museum
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Come and acquaint yourself with the history of medieval Haapsalu, watch a video about the castle and visit the Cathedral. From the upper platform of the bell tower, you have a wonderful 360-degree view that extends for 20 km.Interesting facts: In medieval times, the ship traffic on the Bay of Haapsalu is said to have been controlled from the bell tower. The five-story bell tower is 38 metres high, and every day at noon, you can listen to a carillon. From the small castle you can purchase souvenirs and you may also happen upon a pleasant concert.
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SakuKim
Los Cristianos, Spain290 contributions
Impressive castle to visit with children. This is a must visit in Haapsalu and a very good reason to visit Haapsalu. We visited last time in December 2021 but know that there are lots of events like concerts and American car show organised during summer months. A few hours past quite fast walking around and in the castle.
Written 13 January 2022
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AlterSchwede13
Boblingen, Germany1,540 contributions
surprisingly bigger than expected from the outside. with the descriptions quite interesting, even if you don't go into the museum. the playground is great for children. during the fair you have the possibility to look into the church (from the back entrance opposite the playground) without having to go into the museum.
Written 2 November 2019
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royandjeanette
Keighley457 contributions
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It’s a medieval cathedral (1279) joined onto the castle. It’s the biggest single nave church in the Baltics. The architecture is both Romanesque and Gothic. We enjoyed looking round the cathedral with its impressive and unique baptismal chapel. The cathedral is a great concert venue due to its good acoustics. We were intrigued by the legend of the white lady who is said to appear on the inner wall of the chapel. A must see place.
Written 12 July 2018
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Hugh
South Ozone Park, NY1,191 contributions
Solo
A gothic/romanesque gem. The interior is inspiring in its simplicity. A must stop in Haapsula. It is on the castle grounds
Written 7 July 2018
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Uku S
Saaremaa, Estonia205 contributions
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Castle is mutifunctional recreation area in Haapsalu. People find here legend of White Lady, different festivals and just concerts of world stars.
Written 13 February 2018
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Oleg Y
Belgrade, Serbia2,720 contributions
Couples
When we were in the Haapsalu Episcopal Castle, we also, beside the remainings of old castle, had seen this very interesting museum, devoted to the history of the Episcopal Castle and Bishop's Castle Cathedral.
There are here some creepy tunnels, an exhibition of medieval weaponry, some explanation of political situation of these old times in Estonia, showing the relations between the bishops, the sword order,then role of the swedes, danes ( the first conquerors of estonian lands), the russians and the hanseatic league.
This museum makes complete, the whole historical picture of old town Haapsalu, along with Castle and Cathedral.
Not to miss, that's for sure.
Written 1 October 2017
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AdventurousRetirees
Lone Tree, CO656 contributions
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The ruins that greet you upon walking up are beautiful. It has an eerie, atmospheric feel. We were here in the fall, and at some points we had the whole place to ourselves. It was beautiful walking around and admiring everything. Just know that the museum part is CLOSED until 2019. We did not know this until we were there; we still would have come, but if you are coming specifically to view the museum, know that it is now closed for renovation.
Written 22 September 2017
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Oleg Y
Belgrade, Serbia2,720 contributions
Couples
A similar case of merging one edifice into another, that is, a cathedral into a castle we've seen on Cyprus island, two years ago.
This time, here in Haapsalu,in its Old Town, we visited this medieval Cathedral from 1279, within the boundaries of the Episcopal Castle.
That is the largest single-nave church in the Nordic and Baltic countries. There is a baptismal chapel, which is beautiful one and that is really unique. Good acoustics of the Cathedral represents one wonderful concert venue. Also, there are the gardens around and very nice clock tower.
In all, charming and romantic spot to be within.
Written 19 September 2017
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Jincognito
Gainesville, FL645 contributions
Couples
The cathedral melds into the castle, with no obvious dividing line. It is rather crudely built, but nevertheless impressive. We saw inside because there was a service. It is a little austere, but nevertheless atmospheric.
Written 8 July 2017
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mummi505
Tallinn, Estonia170 contributions
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Haapsalu is a small resort town on the west coast of Estonia famous for its sea mud treatment and spas. Quiet streets bordered with nicely painted wooden houses,now full of bars and restaurants.The seaside promenade is a nice place to walk.There is a little harbour too.Haapsalu castle dates from 1279,partially in ruins. In the garden there are concerts and in June famous wine days. Haapsalu extra thin woollen shawls are worth buying. For children - Ilion Wikland world.The Swedish artist is actually an Estonian from Haapsalu.
Written 18 November 2016
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