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Vacation in Haapsalu. Best places, attractions to see in 1 or 2 days

Vacation in Haapsalu

On holiday in Haapsalu, as a couple or as a family, it is difficult to be bored. There are so many attractions and, in all probability, one day may not be enough.

Vacation in Haapsalu

Starting from the central bus station (Bussijam), you will find the Sidemuuseum, one of the places not to be missed during your holiday in Haapsalu.
This is the railway Museum and Estonian communications, Raudtee 2. The museum is located in the beautiful historic railway station of Haapsalu. Here, you will be able to admire the engines and the historic steam locomotives, radios, telephones and old communication tools.
Really nice and interesting, especially when traveling with your children.
Open from October to May, from 10:00 to 17:00, and from June to September, from 10:00 to 18:00.
The ticket costs 5.00€ per adult and 4.00 reduced.

Staying on the subject of trains, albeit small, to the delight of the little ones there is Peetrike the train that runs through the city. On a journey of approximately 40 minutes, you will be accompanied along the main points of interest, on a must-see tour of Haapsalu. The ticket costs 8.00€ per person and includes access to the Railway Museum.

Further north, less than 10 minutes of walking, and before the splendid Castle, is the Evald Okase Museum. It is a private museum, established in the 2003, with the aim of collecting and exhibiting the works of Okase and his family.
There are also numerous exhibitions and side activities.
The museum is housed in a 19th century building, and is open only in summer, from Tuesday to Sunday, from the 10:00 to the 18:00.
The adult ticket costs 5.00€, reduced 3.00€. Free for children up to 6 years old.

It is of course the Castle, not far from here, the most admired place of interest during your holiday in Haapsalu.
Founded in the 13th century, the Castle was the residence of the Prince Bishops of Saare-Lääne.
Beautiful and evocative, it is one of the best preserved fortresses in Estonia, surrounded by walls with seven towers and four gates.
To admire the splendid courtyards and the grounds on which the games are set up in medieval theme. There Cathedral, perfectly preserved and open to visitors, it was the main Church of the whole Region.

The Castle is open in winter, from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00. From mid-May to mid-September, from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00. The standard fare ticket costs 12€. With the family ticket, 2 adults and all minor children enter, at a total cost of €26.


Photo ©, Sander Säde

Beyond the Castle, a Lossiplatsi Square, Läänema Muuseum, housed in the former Town Hall.
Amidst ever-changing activities, exhibitions and itineraries, you will be able to explore some of the city’s history and old customs.
The Estonian city, however, lends itself well to a holiday with the whole family. And, right in the area, the little ones can approach the art, having fun at Ilona Imademaa, every day from 10:00 to 18:00.

The beautiful Orthodox Church dedicated to the cult of Mary Magdalene, and the Tantsupaviljon, arise in the beautiful promenade Promenaad ja Aafrika rand, up to the waterfront and the Promenadi Mänguväljak, children’s paradise on the east side. Here, a fantastic playground with a playground is an observation tower. For an extraordinary family vacation in Haapsalu.

In the northernmost part of the city, stands the Rannarootsi Muuseum, really interesting and welcoming place. The museum offers an incredible insight into the history of Estonian Swedes, from the past to modern times.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 18:00. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
The adult ticket costs 3€ and reduced 1.50€. Families with 2 adults and 2 children pay the special rate of 6.00€.

For a holiday in Haapsalu as a couple, and lovers of Wellness and Wellness activities, a short distance away is the Hestia Hotel Haapsalu SPA for a regenerating bath and sauna.

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