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


Your name


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


4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

minivan 4x4 (6 months ago)
Extremally tasty. One portion could be for 2-3 persons if you not extremally hungry and want to enjoy. Strange you need to come to order at the bar as no one comes to the table outside. But its so small thing
Agnes Aus (7 months ago)
Everywhere we went that day it took forever to be acknowledged but the service after that made up for it. Nice atmosphere and decent prices for an evening drink and dessert.
Tomas Karpavicius (7 months ago)
A somewhat mixed feeling experience. This place has amazing view of the castle in the terrace, and a nice short menu of seafood. But when you get the food, it seems you were fooled to buy expensive looking dishes composed of store-bought ingredients. My guess is that it is best to always order catch of the day (an expensive treat), because other dishes are a cheat. We had two fish snacks and fish soup, and the soup was best of all, but with very strange mayonnaise side.
Leo Kokkonen (8 months ago)
Wow... The rudeness we faced by an employee was out of this world. First time in my life that I've left the restaurant because the attitude of someone working there. I feel insulted. We've eaten here everytime we have visited Saaremaa, and food has been good so credit where credit is due I suppose.. Maybe a tad on the expensive side tho. But now, seriously can not and WILL NOT recommend this place anymore. Sad to say this, but a single bad interaction with an employee (not to be named or shamed) has for ever driven me, my friends and my family away. Customer service and experience is the single most important part of a restaurant business, and no matter how bad your day is going or what's going in your life, if you work in a service industry you can NOT under any circumstances vent it to the customers. Edit: added a photo of the current prices
Dagmar Urb (9 months ago)
Loved their daily choice of fresh local fish. We enjoyed the food, good service and spectacular views over the castle.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Spisskà Kapitula

Spišskà Kapitula, a unique fortified ecclesiastical ensemble, began as a small fortified settlement overlooking Spišské Podhradie in the 12th century. It was the site of the residence of the Provost of the castle, in the no longer extant St Martin"s monastery, and later became a capitulary. This was destroyed in by Tatars in 1241-1243, but the pilgrim"s chapel, in rotunda form and dedicated to the Virgin, survived until the 18th century and the monastery until the 15th century.

The complex of buildings there is based on the Cathedral of St Martin, where building began in 1285 as a three-aisled Romanesque basilica with a chancel at the west end and a double spire. It owes its present form to successive remodellings and additions in the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles.

The Provost's residence was completed in 1281 and further religious buildings were added. Frequent raids by marauding Bulgars and others led to its being fortified in the 14th century. The cathedral was rebuilt in the later 14th century. In 1776 it became the residence of the Bishop and four years later a seminary was established. In 1819 the first teacher training centre in Hungary was founded there.

The Bishop's Palace is largely Baroque, with some excellent interior decorations, like many of the religious buildings in the group. The oval ground plan of the centre of the town is due to its having been fortified in the 14th century. The various religious buildings had defensive functions in this early period. New monastery buildings were erected when the provost"s residence was rebuilt and the whole area fortified. The earlier central fortifications were removed in the 18th century.

Spišské Kapitula is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site Levoča, Spiš Castle and the associated cultural monuments.