Cēsis Medieval Castle

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Rexonaut
Brussels, Belgium642 contributions
Big positive surprise in North of Latvia
Aug 2021
As we wanted to see on our way to Riga also something else, we decided to visit it and it was worth taking a longer way to Riga. It has an interesting history and it is well restored. It was the strongest castle in Livonia. Some similarities with Kuressaare, but bigger and stronger. Turaida castle is not worth taking a trip, but this is. Also our 10 years old kids enjoyed it.
Written August 7, 2021
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LouCaRomania
Bucharest, Romania125 contributions
Wonderful stop on a road trip
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very well preserved, historically relevant, nice multimedia presentation, very instagrammable:)- - really worth an 1 h stop
Written July 31, 2021
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Renate
21 contributions
awesome
Jul 2021
very interesting, exciting. not just text with information, but photos, videos, modern exhibitions. in the courtyard of the castle there were various characters from the past
Written July 8, 2021
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Lizzzie
Riga, Latvia350 contributions
Disappointed with new exposition in South Tower
Jul 2020 • Couples
Visited on raining day so did not have enough time to explore the park.
+ I liked the garden with gardener who told stories about it even in the rain
+ I was disappointed with the new tower opened in 07.2020, expositions are very poor and simple, from 3rd floor and up it was closed (maybe due to rain)
+ Liked the atmosphere to go to towera with candles
Written July 23, 2020
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Erlessa
Tartu, Estonia15 contributions
Great park!
Jul 2020
The park surrounding the castle is very lovely, the castle itself is remains of the medieval castle that has attached to it a newer manor house (which repurposed parts of the castle). It was unfortunately closed when we visited but the view to the castle and walk in the park ar in itself worth it already.
Written July 7, 2020
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Sanni
Tartu, Estonia45 contributions
Cool castle, amazing staff
Jun 2020 • Friends
We really enjoyed our visit. The castle itself is quite spectacular, guests are given lanterns and let loose to explore the castle.

The unexpected highlight was the amazing staff demonstrating medival crafts and passtimes in the castle yard. I never thought I’d be interested in medival dice making, but the passion and knowledge of the person demonstrating this was incredibly infectious. The same was true for most of the other people making these demonstrations.

The newer part has an extensive museum that we did not really have time to go through, but it seemed well designed.
Written June 30, 2020
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qpakis
Heraklion, Greece17 contributions
Beware of visiting days during the winter
Mar 2020 • Couples
A magnificent medieval castle with amazing surrounding location which includes a lake and paths that lead to an Orthodox Church.

During the winter the castle is closed on Mondays and so are most restaurants.
Written March 10, 2020
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louieofleeds
Gomersal, UK39 contributions
2 Castles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We called here late October this year. There are 2 castles the old dating back centuries. The new castle is a museum. The old castle is a ruin but there is wooden steps and flooring to give you access. We were there in October 2019 and there was work ongoing to open up more of the old castle. Well worth a visit.
Written November 30, 2019
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Livinit.lovinit
Dublin, Ireland538 contributions
Wonderful Walk Through History
Nov 2019
Wonderful walk through history! This castle has so much charm and deep dramatic history. It’s wonderful that it’s self guided as well so you can go at your own pace. Great reading and information both in the old and new castle. When your touring the old castle you even get a candlelit lantern - but trust me you’ll need it some areas got a little dark but it was all part of the charm.

This takes about 1.5 hours to do maybe a little more but I felt it was worth it. If your taking the train into Cesis it is a very close walk to the castle.
Written November 29, 2019
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Volker G
Cologne, Germany12 contributions
Impressive historical monument
Sep 2019
It takes (by train) 1 1/2 hours from Riga, but the visit to Cesis Castle is absolutely worth the effort.
On the compound there are three attractions, the new castle, the medieval castle and the castle park. The old castle was built in the 13th century by the Livonian Order, but later fell into neglect and disrepair. In the late 18th century the groundsd were acquired by a Baltic-German Noble, Count Sievers, who had the new castle built. Later in the area below the castle the park was constructed.
Today the ruins of the old castle and a museum inside the new castle can be visited for an entrance fee. Inside the ruins of the old castle it is possible to climb the western tower, from where on has an impressive view.
I have done that during my first visit to Cesis in 2018. On this second occasion I spent most of my time in the castle park (no entrance fee) from where one can admire the castle from below, either walking around or while sitting on one of the numerous benches. On the grounds of the castle park one can find also the orthodox Church of the Transfiguration of Christ, built in the 1840s.
Written November 5, 2019
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