Kuressaare Town Hall

Kuressaare, Estonia

Kuressaare town hall was built in 1654-1670. The initiator of town hall building was count M. G. De la Gardie. Town hall is simple and dour but appears to be grand representative of so called northern baroque the decoration of which is hewed portal that dates 1670.

Reference: Visit Estonia

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Founded: 1654-1670
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Swedish Empire (Estonia)

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Elvis Napritson (2 years ago)
Place has very nice view on the lake with fountain. But food was really bad. We had fish soup and a grilled chicken. Soup was worst of them all that I had. It was too spicy and too much vinegar in it. Chicken was just dryid out.
Jaana Siitonen (2 years ago)
My favourite breakfast cafeteria. Pies and cakes are good, espesially "seenepirukas" and "kapsapirukas", "beseerull" and "linnusekook".
Ss Dd (2 years ago)
Very good service
Hannu Kataja (2 years ago)
Nice atmosphere, good service and very good food, fresh fish. Good value for money.
Kristo Lippur (3 years ago)
Lovely service and great food. Very cosy interior with a pleasant ambiance. My friend claimed he had the best cheesecake of his life at this place.
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