Saaremaa's Tiny Capital City
Saaremaa`s tiny capital Kuressaare, with a population of approximately 15,000 has more than 600 years of history. Due to its isolation and rural setting the town has not suffered industrial pollution and urban sprawl. Much of its Gothic and classicist architecture has been well preserved. Some of its most beautiful buildings are the Town Hall and Weigh House. The open-air market place is filled with foodstuff and native handicrafts, including a marvelous selection of Estonian famous hand-made woolen sweaters and mittens. Further down along Lossi Street, there is the Orthodox St. Nicholas Church, built in 1790. In the middle of the 19th century Kuressaare became a health resort. The most charming reminders from those times are Pargi Street and Kurhouse, located in the park in front of the Episcopal Castle. Without doubt, an exploration of the capital must include the Episcopal Castle, the best-preserved medieval fortress in the Baltics, which for many centuries combined the role of Episcopal residence, prison and sanctuary. The basic quadrangular structure took 40 years to build between 1340 and 1380 and the massive walls were added in the 15th century. This Land Adventure is perfectly paced and takes you to see the important highlights of this impressive city.
Notes: This land adventure involves walking over cobble-stoned and uneven streets in the Old Town, and may not be suitable for guests with wheelchairs or those with walking difficulties. Flat, comfortable footwear is recommended. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.
Port: Kuressaare, Saaremaa
Duration: 2.5 hours
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