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When we drive by car from Valmiera to Cesis, then we made the little stop in Lode.
There were sandstone caves, what were beautiful and impressing.
It is good possibility stretch the legs...
Cesis was first time in documents was mentioned in 1323, but already from 1206 it was known as Wenden, later still in 13th century having strong castle and spacious church. As Cesis was a residence of Livonian Order also, so city developed rapidly in medieval style, had defensive walls and gates.Nowadays here you could see old and new castle,...more
It was pity to see that most of historical center of Valmiera was destroyed. Mainly it happened in period of Northern War (after that castle stood forbidden), anyway, big part buildings of 18 – 19th centuries were destroyed in Second World War (around 30 percents).In the photo I added you see former plan of medieval town, here was defensive wall,...more
Valmiera manor is known from 1624; here already a beer was sold. In the second half of 18th century here a hunting lodge in baroque style was built.As it was a place, that located just on the road from Western Europe to St. Petersburg, it became popular as a relax place for monarchs of different countries. Nowadays the place is not so glorious,...more
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