A+
Beta

The King’s Hill of Christ

The King’s Hill of Christ is a unique compilation of sculptures opened to public in 2006 and located on the shore of Egle Lake 2km from Aglona Basilica. The sculpture park was set up as a spiritual place paying tribute to the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Karaļa kalns
  • Jēzus krusts
  • Photo: Linda Ziediņa
  • Photo: Linda Ziediņa
  • Koka tilts parka teritorijā
  • Photo: Linda Ziediņa

On 16 September 2006 two sculptures - "Jesus Christ the Victorious" and "An Angel with the Book of Life" - were unveiled on the King’s Hill. The park contains a whole Biblical series rendered in large wooden sculptures. The sculpture of Jesus Christ has the following inscription - "Jesus Christ the Lord and God has won". The angel sculpture conveys the following - "Blessed are those noted in the Book of Life”.

The wooden sculptures by Ēriks Delpers can be found all around Latvia. The most beautiful ones rendering the national epic "Lāčplēsis" stand on the banks of the Daugava River in Lielvārde Park, whereas a good share of more than 200 wooden carvings has travelled to other parts of the world.  

The sculptures were made in Kastire, in the family farmstead of Jānis Stupāns. Besides Ēriks Delpers and Jānis Stupāns the following people deserve acknowledgment: Vija Stupāne, Dzintra Delpere, Pēteris Černis, Rimants Paškevičs, Ģirts Skuja and others who have provided earnest and loving assistance.

 
56.123871, 27.036818
  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • German
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Admission fee: 
    For donations
  • Payment methods: 
    • Cash
Services: 
  • Guide service available
  • Souvenirs
  • Themed events
Amenities and Features: 
  • Access for disabled people
  • Free parking
  • WC
Working Hours: 

Monday - closed

Extra information: 
Last updated: 18.05.2012