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Ruins of Maasi Fort-Castle

Maasi kula, Orissaare, Estonia
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Loved it

I liked being inside the castle and explore those passages. On the top is a nice view to the sea... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Valeria M
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A surprising fortress

The building at the Maasi fortification has been ruins for almost 509 years but it was fascinating... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Hannu H
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Helsinki, Finland
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Maasi medieval fort-castle was built with the forced labour of islanders. That's how the ruling Liivi order punished indigenous inhabitants for the uprising, which had destroyed orders previous stronghold. Seaside fort-castle was undefeated until blown up by Danes. 8m walls that survived the destruction have become a landmark.Good to know:On August 11th, 1576, Danish king Frederik II ordered Maasi stronghold destroyed, it has been in ruins ever since.
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Jul 20, 2017
“Loved it”
Jul 5, 2017
“A surprising fortress”
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Maasi kula, Orissaare, Estonia
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I liked being inside the castle and explore those passages. On the top is a nice view to the sea. Loved it!

Thank Valeria M
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The building at the Maasi fortification has been ruins for almost 509 years but it was fascinating to see the vaulted cellar in such a good shape. The old lady at the souvenir kiosk volunteered information about the place and how to explore it.

Thank Hannu H
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

When visiting Saaremaa, worth taking the time to see the cool dungeons. Not for claustrophobics though. Many passages and overall good place to climb after sitting in the car.

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We saw a sign along the route, so we decided to visit this place. And it was great! This place is little bit out of interest of tourist, but it worth to visit! And you can also buy wooden home-made things from locals.

Thank Filki
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