Jaunpils Travel Guide

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    by niamey00 Written Jun 13, 2004

    The castle was built in 1301 as a fortress for the Knights of the Livonian Order. It was built to defend Livonia's southern border with Lithuania. The Swedes destroyed it in 1625, and the Soviets rebuilt it, using it for various farm-related purposes. After Latvia's independence, it became a hotel. It also houses a library, a small history museum, and a restaurant with a medieval theme.

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    by niamey00 Written Jun 13, 2004

    The Jaunpils church was built in 1592. The altar and pulpit are said to be owrth seeing, but unfortunately the church was locked on our visit. Seems to have very limited hours.

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    by niamey00 Written Jun 13, 2004

    Very dark cosy medieval-style restaurant in the Jaunpils Castle. Nothing fancy on the menu, but it is good, fresh, and filling. Five of us ate for about 8 Lats (About $14US).

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