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Haapsalu Castle

Very old castle ruins with cathedral in Haapsalu Estonia
A cache by : gozamite

Found 14 times (last time was 15/07/2019 (d/m/y) )

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Address : Vaba 3, Haapsalu, Estonia     Google maps

Castle was founded in the thirteenth century as the seat of the Bishopric of Ösel-Wiek. But the building of the castle as a defensive stronghold wasn't easy. The construction, widening and reconstruction of the stronghold went on throughout several centuries. Until in the 17th century it was no longer in use as a defensive building by the Swedes who now ruled the Swedish Estonian Province. After 1710 in Great Northern War Estonia fell under Russian rule and at the command of Peter I the castle walls were demolished.
To visit the towers and inside the castle you need to pay for 5€ fee to the museum. And it will take you straight to the middle age... and even few hours of your time!
The cache-point shows you the parking area just outside the castle.

Haapsalu Castle, Wikipedia (Open in a new window.)

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If you stop by the castle it would be nice to walk around at least a little bit!

Published :  01/09/2015 (d/m/y) 20:22

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