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Ruins of the Vastseliina Episcopal Castle
Estonia

Vastseliina Episcopal Castle was built in 1342 on the lands of the Bishop of Tartu and it became one of the most powerful fortifications in old Livonia; it is also one of the 21 places in Southern Estonia worth discovering which are marked by a yellow National Geographic window. 

During the Middle Ages, the castle was well-known for the holy cross in its chapel and as a popular destination for pilgrims; a visit gave them indulgence for 1 year and 40 days as decreed by pope Innocent VI. The castle was destroyed in the Great Northern War by the armies of Peter the Great.

Today, you can visit the castle tower, light a candle in the sacred place and enjoy night concerts on the territory of the castle.

Source: http://www.visitestonia.com/en/ruins-of-the-vastseliina-episcopal-castle

Copyright: Andrew Bodrov
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Taken: 20/08/2014
Uploaded: 18/09/2014
Updated: 11/04/2015
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