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Castles in Latvia
|Castles in Latvia|
Turaida (in Lives language it means “Garden of God”) is a castle of early Gothic style. It is surrounded by a splendid landscape of Gauja National Park and is settled between two ravines of Gauja River.
Rundale Palace of baroque and rococo architecture styles and its picturesque French style garden is one of the major tourist destination places in Latvia.
Cesis castle. The best-preserved castle ruin complex in Latvia is the complex of ruins of Cesis Castle and fortification. Romantic historic surroundings inspire tourists to get acquainted with the rich history of the Castle and of the Cesis Town.
Lovely Baldone White Castle today is transformed into Baldones children’s music school, but in 19th century, Baldone White Castle was the branch of one of the most significant SPA centres in Russian Empire.
Ventspils medieval castle is the oldest building in Ventspils town. The building of 13th century today hosts Ventspils History and Art Museum. Livonian Order castle is the only castle in Latvia form of which wasn’t changed radically since its foundation.
A spectacular baroque style Jelgava palace is located in Jelgava town, on the bank of Lielupe River. In the former winter residence of Duke Ernst Johan von Biron there today is located Latvian Agriculture University and Jelgava town museum.