The emergence of Cēsis can be found in the distant past 800 years ago. Its origins are connected to the Cēsis Medieval castle, around which in the 13th century a town was built. Over the centuries the castle shared its destiny with the city of Cēsis in battles with Russian, Polish and Swedish troops. Repeatedly rebuilt and expanded the castle got its present architectural appearance at the beginning of the 16th century.
Today the castle is the most impressive eyewitness of local history, and also attracts many guests with its romantic charm of the medieval architecture.
With the map and candlelight taken from the Cēsis Castle visitor centre, you can view the Western Tower, and also the living room of the Master which contains unique interiors dating from the 16th century with splendid stellar coves, vaulted consoles from artificial stone and fragments of wall paintings.
From the attic of the tower a spectacular view opens to the other side of the castle garden, park and the whole Cēsis town. The Southern Tower, which is the most magnificent tower from the outside, allows visitors to go downstairs to the basement of the tower, to view one of the former dungeons of the castle.
In castle garden together with medieval people in the summer season, it is possible to try a variety of medieval games, to explore ancient craft skills and visit the medieval garden in which vegetables and spices for Medieval kitchen were grown.