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Cesis Medieval Castle

The Cēsis caste ruins are an impressive witness of history, attracting the town’s guests with its romantic mediaeval architecture.

The beginnings of the town of Cēsis can be traced back to 800 years ago. They are related to the mediaeval Cēsis castle, around which, in the 13th century, a town appeared.

Mediaeval castle

  • climb onto its tower with a candle lantern in your hand, and enjoy the night view of the Cēsis Old Town, the castle ruins, and the castle park from high above;
  • descend into the dungeon of the tower, to take a look at the castle prison;
  • go on one of the trips or visit theatrical performances offered by the castle;
  • embark on a family adventure with exciting tasks from ‘Activities in Backpacks’.

Mediaeval garden

A kitchen garden is kept in the castle courtyard. On summer weekends, its caretaker tells about what grows there.

At Daumants Kalniņš’s ancient silversmithing forge, one can find out about the old works of Latvian jewellers, about the meaning of bronze and silver jewellery and the traditions related to wearing it. The visitors can also take the role of the actual wearers of these items, by trying on their replicas.

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the Mediaeval Activity Centre offers various mediaeval-themed events that can enhance one’s visit to the castle with entertaining and educational activities.

Pils laukums 9, Cēsis
+371 26576111
Languages Spoken: 
1 Apr - 30 Sept
Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
1 Oct - 31 Mar
Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
1 Oct - 31 Mar
10:00 - 16:00
Price (adults): 
8.00 €
Admission Fee: 
Tourism Object Services: 
Activities for children
Guide service available
Tourism Object Features: 
Credit cards accepted
57.313503, 25.270415

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