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The Bishop Stronghold in Vastseliina

Category Architectural sightseeings, Historical Attractions, Tourism objects, Ruins
Vastseliina alevik, Võidu 14
Coordinates 57.729168, 27.360277
GPS: 57° 43' 45" N, 27° 21' 37" E
Mobile (+372) 509 6301
E-mail linnus@vastseliina.ee
Website http://www.vastseliinalinnus.ee

A 14th century Bishop Stronghold is situated in the Parish of Vastseliina, in Vana-Vastseliina. The Stronghold was erected on the initiative of the Bishop of Tartu and the Order Masters of Livonia and thanks to rebuilding and expanding works it became a mighty border stronghold. The Stronghold was completely destroyed by the Russians in the North War (1702). In the Middle Ages the Church was known in the Catholic world as a destination of pilgrimages due to a miracle cross it owned.

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