Attractions

Saaremaa has always attracted its guests with our wildlife, history and friendly people. Add some beautiful sandy beaches and joyful culture events for a truly memorable holiday. The top 6 attractions in Saaremaa throughout the years have been:

 

 

In addition to traditional attractions, sunny hiking trails, galleries full of art, handicraft workshops, architecture full of history and unspoiled wildlife are yours to discover.

The Kuressaare episcopal castle, also known as the Kuressaare Castle, was built in the 14th century. Today, the castle houses the Saaremaa Museum. The permanent exhibition about the history of Saaremaa is in the cloister of the upper floor and in two big halls. The permanent exhibition of contemporary history is made up of two parts. The exhibition "Saaremaa 1939–49", which was completed in 2005, is in the three halls of the northeastern wing of the castle. The 2011 exhibition "Saaremaa 1950–94" is on the four floors of the Defence Tower. The department of nature of the Saaremaa Museum shows the bedrock, climate, and coast of Saaremaa. Children will find the department of nature especially exciting thanks to its different animals and birds.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald
Established in 1780 town graveyard together with chapels in classicistic style is under protection as architectural memory. Among the chapels the most beautiful are built in 1848 into main gates of the graveyard rooms with colonnade facade in the shape of little Greek temple. Graveyard itself is like a museum of sculpture and hammered art. Here we can see plenty of crypt graves covered with heavy stone plates and tasteful masterfully fine-tuned classicistic grave monuments that often have the shape of urn or vase all dating into first half of the 19th century. Interesting to know: In the graveyard there are the graves of four outstanding persons.
Kudjape alevik, alevik, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93851
The beautiful sandy beach, the sound of the sea, bird song and the first rays of the sun... it's not a dream - it's a surf holiday on the island of Saaremaa! Come alone or bring your friends and family. Mändjala Surf Club's instructors will train you professionally and safely about everything kite-surfing has to offer. It demands 100% focus, so there's no better way to shake off your everyday worries and make the most of your break!
Mändjala küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93871
The construction of Valjala Church was started in 1227. The oldest part of the church is the choir room to which the nave was later added. At Valjala Church you can see a Romanesque baptismal font from the 13th century, which is believed to be one of the most unique pieces of carved stonework in the Baltic states. In the choir room of the church you can marvel the murals which depict six apostles and are painted at the time when the original chapel was built - the later choir room part. Good to know: * Valjala Church is the oldest stone church built on the territory of Estonia. * In the third quarter of the 13th century, the church was transformed into a fortified church * The church tower was built in the 17th century above the vestry.
Valjala alevik, alevik, Saaremaa vald, vald
Lossi Stonemasons is where one of the experts in this field, Taivo Parbus, makes dolomite souvenirs and shows anyone interested how he goes about it. Offering its own excitement nearby is an archery range where apart from trying your hand at the sport you can mint your own coins.
Kuressaare, linn, 93815
In 2012, the former house of the Vilsandi Lighthouse keeper that was built in the 1870s was restored and renovated into a low-energy building. In addition to information on the history of the building, there are displays on the use of alternative sources of energy, and the principles of renovation and low energy consumption. Art and cultural treasures are also displayed for an aesthetic touch.  The atelier-hall in the building accommodates up to 75 people for concerts. A seminar room, sauna, handicraft workshop, kitchen and atelier can all be rented. Excursions are available for groups of up to 8 persons.   More information available here: 
Vilsandi küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93421
Kuressaare Raegalerii is an art gallery whose exhibitions are aimed at introducing the art heritage of Estonia as well as professional and amateur art created in Saaremaa. You can learn about the building of the Town Hall and its history if you are interested. The halls can be booked for festive occasions.
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93819
GoodKaarma is a unique eco-farm which makes organic soaps. In the summer, the doors of the soap factory of our farm are open to everyone. Our outdoor café offers drinks and cakes, while our gift shop has a wide range of interesting souvenirs, special jewellery, organic soaps, body scrubs, earthenware  and more. Those interested can take part in soap-making workshops and make their own soap. The soap workshops are ideal for groups of 6 to 12 people and they cost 6 euros per person. The workshop for making cold-processed soaps is suitable for larger groups as well. Entrance is free for all (including groups). Groups should register beforehand.
Kuke küla, küla, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93734
Valjala alevik, alevik, Saaremaa vald, vald, 94302
Our small unique spa provides visitors with comfort and privacy. The spa offers a variety of treatments and massages for women, men, children, and young people, as well as a wide selection of different baths. We use products by the leading French cosmetics brand Cinq Mōndes and the magnificient Japanese brand Forlle'd. In addition to enjoying our warm water swimming pool, you can relax in our hot tub as well as our Finnish and steam saunas. Smaller groups can book the cosy infrared or private sauna, which also includes a Finnish and a steam sauna, and a spacious relaxation room with a hot tub. Throughout the year, we offer exciting training courses and seminars in our Tervise Boutique (Health Boutique) series.    
Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa vald, vald, 93816

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