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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Livonian Castle, Cesis
by Arunas Travel Photography - 1



Cesis Castle (Latvian: Cēsu pils) is a medieval Gothic castle, located in Cesis, Latvia.



Five interesting facts about Cēsu pils:

  • It was built in the 13th century by the Livonian Brothers of the Sword.
  • During the Livonian War (1558–1583) in 1577, the castle was destroyed by the army of Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible (1530–1584).
  • In the middle of the 17th century, it was rebuilt by Sweden and granted to state chancellor of Sweden Axel Oxenstierna (1583–1654) and his family.
  • During the Great Northern War (1700–1721) in 1703, the castle was again demolished by Russians and left in a ruined state.
  • Its ruins are some of the most impressive castle ruins in the Baltic states.

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View of the Castle, Cesis

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Northern tower of the Castle, Cesis

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Northern tower of the Castle, Cesis

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Two towers of the Castle, Cesis

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Western tower of the Castle, Cesis

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Western tower near the Castle, Cesis

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Remnants of the Castle's festive hall, Cesis

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Inside the Castle's ruins, Cesis

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Inside the Castle's ruins, Cesis

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Ceiling of Master's room, Western tower of the Castle, Cesis

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Lantern in a hand, Western tower of the Castle, Cesis

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The park and the Castle, Cesis

Address: Cēsu pils, Pils laukums 9, 4101 Cēsis, Latvia


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1 comment

  1. Look like a nice place to visit. :)

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