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For our tiny one it was a little adventure to climb up the towers and going up the stairs in the dark only with a candle light.
They are currently doing a lot of reconstruction of the old castle.
Also absolutely recommended is a visit...More
You are given a candle lantern to light your way on the ascent of the tower as there is no electric lighting. This makes the climb even more difficult as you have only one hand free to hold the iron hand rail. There would be...More
We stopped in crisis for a few hours, car parking can be a bit tricky with most on street parking offering 1 hour parking. So we found a back street with no restrictions. The castle is being restored an you can access one of the...More
Climbing the tower to see panoramic views is worth the 6 euro entrance fee alone! Not all the exhibitions are that English friendly but you can still walk around the rooms and get a feel for the place. The medieval castle is still very impressive,...More
Cesis is a beautiful small medieval town. It has the feeling of a small town, with not so much traffic and not many people / tourists.
Its main draw is obviously its medieval castle, which stands in the center of the town. Although partially torn...More
I really enjoyed this place! It is good for children to get in touch with our history and I liked the small museum as well. It was fun to get an old lantern with a candle light and walk through the castle as they used...More
Exciting medieval castle undergoing some restoration. Great local & historical artefacts and information on display. A range of media stations, presentations & great access through the property and to towers & roof. Exciting interactive venue with some steep ascending & descending stairs. Dungeons under restoration...More
We got the bus from Riga to Cesis, these seem to go every hour and cost €4.15 each and took 1hr 50mins. The bus had Wi-Fi so the journey did not seem that long. Not much of a view other than of countryside on the...More
Hi, we had big expectations from Cesis visit as we read that it's the most Latvian and medieval town in Latvia. Well, it was only a part of the castle which is mostly in ruin - there is a small museum. We found that there... More
Hi, we had big expectations from Cesis visit as we read that it's the most Latvian and medieval town in Latvia. Well, it was only a part of the castle which is mostly in ruin - there is a small museum. We found that there were plenty of activities for kids which we were not interested about as it was only me and my husband visiting it. The town is small, church is in very bad condition, they are trying to collect money insider for it's repair but they really need A LOT funds. We were there the whole day, walked nearly around the whole town but sit in café and in the part for most of the day. We were disappointed. We didn't visit Sigulda.