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Haapsalu Old Town

Karja tn, Haapsalu, Estonia
+372 473 3248
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Astrid Lindgren's town

After visiting Iion's Wonderland we strolled around Haapsalu's old town looking at the houses that... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Renee D
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Nice littel town

I was there in the summer 2017 with my friend visiting form abroad. We were walking and had lunch... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
TrusM
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Tallinn, Estonia
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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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Karja tn, Haapsalu, Estonia
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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

After visiting Iion's Wonderland we strolled around Haapsalu's old town looking at the houses that so much reminded us of Astrid Lindgren's books. We were surprised Ilon Wikland was from Estonia and used to live in Haapsalu. It was rainy and cold but we still...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

I was there in the summer 2017 with my friend visiting form abroad. We were walking and had lunch in one of the restaurants. It is a nice little town with many promenades and small streets. A lot of nice small cafes and restaurants.

Thank TrusM
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

The beauty of Haapsalu is that it is not like "any large city". There is a quaintness, originality and its very own small town feel. Locals walking along with their shopping bags, children riding their bikes....just a very nice, quiet, safe town. It may be...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

We arrived here in Haapsalu from Tallinn, by bus, driving on the freeway. The final stop was the Haapsalu Bussijaam ( Haapsalu Bus Station), which is actually located on the place of the Old Railway Station. From that spot, also very interesting and having to...More

Thank Oleg Y
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

We were there for the first time and Haapsalu thrilled us with its charm. The great castle, beautiful architecture, wonderful seaside and promenade and lovely cafes. And we didn't even managed to visit the museums that there are plenty of. It's definitely worth paying a...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

We wandered around the old town of Haapsalu and were really surprised to find so many interesting buildings to look at and photograph, and a wide variety of bars and restaurants. We wished we had not eaten elsewhere so that we could sit on one...More

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

If you are staying in Haapsulu you should certainly visit the old town. I don't think by itself it is a real destination. We didn't try the restaurants in the old town as we ate at our hotel because we were biking and it was...More

Thank Richard10024
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

By chance we spent a couple of days in Haapsalu during the festival. Some great local crafts on display, lots to eat, see and experience. Unexpected pleasure! Would definitely return!

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Episcopal Castle next to Old Town is main attarction is Haapsalu, so it's easy to have a little walk in Old Town too. Because of wooden houses and smaller size, this Old Town is nothing like in Tallinn. It reminds little of Naantali's and Porvoo's...More

Thank Halkidis
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

It was a beautiful place to cruise around at walking speed.Lovely old buildings,narrow streets and wonderful athmosphere.Whole Haapsalu is a lovely small town.

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