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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Livonian Castle, Cesis
by Arunas Travel Photography - 18



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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18 comments

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

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  2. Very cool! I love castles. The photos were great too!

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  3. I love castles. they are so ancient and beautiful

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  4. Geraline Batarra9:51 am CEST

    It looks like a nice place to visit and I love seeing castles in real I feel like a princess when I am there. And this castles looks like experiencing a hard time back then.

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  5. I am amazed by castles. This one is amazing...

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  6. This is gorgeous! I would love to have a photo shoot here. It would be fun to do a Repunzel photo session here at this castle!

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  7. Oh my goodness! This looks awesome, I just love castles so darn much!

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  8. Looks like a great place to visit. I'll definitely go here one day with my family.

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  9. Elizabeth O5:54 pm CEST

    Oh wow, this castle looks so gorgeous through your pictures, I bet there is so much history and culture to explore too.

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  10. I've never seen a real castle before. Will have to check this out if we are ever there.

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  11. How amazing that it has been destroyed twice and still stands. I love how the curling stairs are still in good enough shape to be climbed up. This is very interesting to see, has to awesome to visit in person.

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  12. Woah, I've been thinking about vising Riga recently well, seeing this Castly just triggers me to pack my bag and visit the whole Latvia. Great place for Castle lovers!

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  13. It's one beautiful place and it would be nice to explore this castle! I think it's worth a visit! I really enjoyed reading more of the facts and the brief background.

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  14. This castle is so beautiful! Haven't been to Latvia, but this looks like a great place to visit.

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  15. Meghan Karaan4:52 pm CEST

    This castle looks like it is so beautiful. Seeing older buildings like this definitely takes you back to a different time!

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  16. I love castles! Especially ones like this. It's so interesting to think about what kind of life was once lived there. Beautiful!

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  17. This looks like such a great place to visit! The castle is so beautiful and rustic, I'd love to go there one day. Thanks for sharing!

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