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    Cesis Castle

    by turistauk Written Jun 12, 2008

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    Do you want to see something amazing? Visit Cesis castle and castle park. Probably the best view in Cesis.
    When I was in Cesis (6th - 8th June, 2008) castle was under construction, so I saw just outside and park, but i was satisfied with that view.
    I think the castle will be finished soon, so you could see more then me.

    Cesis castle view Cesis castle park Cesis castle view Cesis castle - renewed part Cesis castle - renewed tower
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    Cesis medieval castle

    by js77 Written Feb 10, 2007

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    The castle is built in the beginning of 13th century and it was a residence for Master of Livonian Order. The castle had 5 towers. These ruins are one of the most impressive in Latvia. Unfortunately my photos do not show these ruins in its full majesty. May be next time I will visit Cesis I will take better photos.

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    Cesis Medieval Castle

    by LanaFromRiga Updated Dec 12, 2005

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    Cesis Medieval Castle (13th ? 16th) represents not only the most popular attraction in the historic centre of Cesis, but also the most impressive and best-preserved complex of ruins in Latvia. Cesis Castle was one of the Livonian Order?s strongest fortresses in the Baltics, and the residence of the masters of the Order.
    Excursion booking: Cesis Tourit Information Centre, ph: 00 371 4121815, Pils laukums 11, ph 00 371 4122615. www.pils.cesis.lv

    Castle The castle in winter
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    May Park

    by LanaFromRiga Written Jun 9, 2005

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    May Park was created in the 19th century, when castle ruins were fashionable features of parks, so one such artificial ruin, or folly, was also built here. The park is to be reconstructed in the run-up to the Cesis 800th anniversary in 2006.

    May Park
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    Cesis Exhibition Hall

    by LanaFromRiga Written Jun 9, 2005

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    The date 1781 is sown on a weather vane as the time of construction of the horse stables and coach-house. In 1985, Cesis Exhibition Hall was established here, a venue for regular exhibitions and concerts.

    Ezhibition Hall
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    Decorations in the Castle’s park

    by LanaFromRiga Written Jun 9, 2005

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    There are eight sculptures of children along the sides of lower section of the steps. By the pond are sculptures showing fishermen retrieving nets, and in the middle of the pond a sculpture in the form of a fountain – a youth and a large fish.

    Fountain in Cesis Castle's Park
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    Inside the Museum

    by LanaFromRiga Written Jun 9, 2005

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    You have to buy ticket to the Museum and you’ll see old and new castle. On view in the museum is a unique exhibition “Treasures of Cesis Castle” giving an insight into the most important and surprising finds obtained in archaeological excavations of the castle.

    Exhibition in Museum
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    800-day clock

    by LanaFromRiga Written Jun 3, 2005

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    In the run-up to the Cesis 80th anniversary celebrations, an 800th-day clock has been unveiled on Vienibas laukums (Union Square). Every day the townspeople and visitors can count down the days to the great festivities in 2006.

    800-day clock
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    Vienibas laukums (Union Square)

    by LanaFromRiga Written Jun 3, 2005

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    Vienibas Laukums is the town’s recently created and large square, which obtained its present layout in 1939. The Victory Monument was first built in 1924 to commemorate the soldiers who fell in the Latvian War of Liberation.

    The Monument in Union Square
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    Livu Laukums (Liv Square)

    by LanaFromRiga Written Jun 3, 2005

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    Livu Laukums was the original market square in the half of the 13th century, with the church, graveyard and the Riga Gate in the town wall. The renovated square has a fountain, at the former location of a well, famous for its clear waters.

    Livu Square
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    St John’s Church

    by LanaFromRiga Written Jun 3, 2005

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    St John’s Church was built in the late 13th century and became the largest church in the northern part of Vidzeme region. The church was the Dom of the Livonian Order and the burial place of masters of the Order, priests and knights. The church has one of Latvia’s finest concert organs.

    St John Church St.John Church from Castle's park
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    Rigas iela (Riga Street)

    by LanaFromRiga Written Jun 3, 2005

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    Rigas iela (Riga Street) became the town’s main thoroughfare in the late 13th century, with a rich architecture and history. See in here are the majority of the historically and architecturally most important buildings in Cesis: the Rathaus (Rigas iela 7), the Trader’s House (Rigas iela 16) and Harmony House (Rigas iela 24)

    Decorated doors
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    Cesis the sity with great history

    by LanaFromRiga Written Jun 3, 2005

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    Cesis is not only one of the oldest towns in Latvia, but also represents the country’s true spirit. 2006 will see a major event in Cesis: the town’s 800th anniversary celebrations. Its biography includes the ancient castle of the Vends, who gave the town its German name Wenden.

    Old house
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    Vienibas square

    by Linndy Written Jan 2, 2003

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    This is the city’s most recent and largest “parade” square, and it is an important part of the city today. The square took on its current appearance in 1939.
    On the middle of the square The Cçsis Victory Monument takes it`s place. The basic theme of the monument is: a sun rising from the flames of battle. The Soviet regime blew up the monument in 1951. In the late 1990s the monument was restored, and it was unveiled for a second time in 1998. It has become the dominant factor of the city centre and the city’s pride and joy.

    Vienibas square at Christmas time

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    The Castle Park

    by Linndy Written Jan 2, 2003

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    This is the most ornate park in the city, and a popular place for leisure activities (various concerts, opera festivals, shows and parties take a place here!). The history of the park dates back to 1812, when local officials began to etablish a park. Gardeners installed a romantic landscape park, with an artificial pond in the centre-complete with an island. In the 1930s six sculptures of children along the sides of the stairs were installed. Another set of steps was installed to the pond, reaching all the way to the water level. The images of fishermen and their nets were sculpted for that part of the park.

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