Uldevena Castle

Uldevena Castle is a twelfth-century ancient Latvian wooden castle, erected based on materials obtained from archaeological digs, and may resemble the residence of the chief of the Lielvārde region, Uldevens. It took shape in 1997 in Rembate Park near the Daugava. The artist Agris Liepiņš and a handful of enthusiasts began the construction of what may be a likeness of the castle of “Uldevens of Lielvārde” referred to in the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia.

  • Uldevena wood castle in Lielvārde
  • Photo: Juris Smaļinskis
  • Ancient Latvian fighting

This castle is not a replica of a specific castle mound; when erecting its protective walls and residential buildings, samples of structures found at various locations were used (Mežotne, Talsi, Rauna, Tenīskalns, Jersika castle mound, Riga village, etc.), thus creating a general, ideal-type castle mound of Baltic chiefs. Here one can view homes with small smoke rooms, potters’ and blacksmiths’ workshops, view replicas of clothing, and obtain extensive information on life in ancient Latvia in the late Iron Age. It is possible to stage an ancient Latvian wedding ritual.

56.716846, 24.797344
  • Address: 
    Parka iela 3, Lielvārde district, Lielvārde
  • Mobile: 
    +371 29465792
  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Admission fee: 
  • Payment methods: 
    • Cash
  • Creative workshops
  • Guide service available
  • Souvenirs
Amenities and Features: 
  • Access for disabled people
  • Free parking
  • WC
Working Hours: 

From 1 April – 30 November: Thursday - Sunday 10:00 -19:00

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Last updated: 09.09.2014