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Kuressaare [1] is the capital of Saaremaa, the largest of Estonia's islands.


Although the city only has a population of around 15,300 people, it has a big heart. The earliest records of Kuressaare is a document written in 1424 that mentions that the town housed a fortified residency for a local Catholic bishop and that it was the main center for the islands in the western Estonia. Kuressaare was previously known as Arensburg, and it received city status in 1563.

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  • Middle-Aged Episcopal Castle. The castle is well preserved and located in the city center.


  • Health spas. The city has a large number of spas.





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