Where the past meets the future

Cēsis
Showers
4°C
 

Cēsis Medieval Castle

With the map and candlelight taken from the tourist information centre of the castle, you can view the Western Tower and dungeon, visit gardener and ancient craftsmen, and try medieval games.Open object

Cēsis New Castle

New Castle is one of the few 18th-century Castle manor houses in Latvia, built into the medieval fortification system – instead of the tower and the gate protection building. Since 1949, the Cēsis History and Art Museum has been established in the building of the New Castle.Open object

St. John’s Church

St. John’s Church is the second most notable architectural feature in Cēsis (along with the Cēsis castle complex), one of the oldest medieval monuments and one of the oldest cult buildings in the country. The church was built at the beginning of the 13th century as Christianity advanced into the Baltic.Open object

Cēsis Old Town

During the Middle Ages, around the castle and church of Cēsis, close to each other compacted on all sides, were formed narrow, winding streets with craftsmen and traders' houses. Open object

Pils (Castle) Park

Pils (Castle) Park is the most beautiful park and a favourite resting place all year long. The locals and the guests of the town have the opportunity to see the couple of white swans and to feed the ducks.Open object

Maija (May) park

Maija (May) park was created in the 19th century when romantic castle ruins had come into fashion in garden architecture.Since 2005 the park is a home to a couple of black swans from Lisbon.Open object

Christ Transfiguration Orthodox Church

Christ Transfiguration Orthodox Church is located in the North-East steep slope of the Castle Park. The Latvian congregation had thought of building a church in the14th century, when in the outskirts of the Cēsis castle, built by German knights.Open object

Rožu (Rose) Square

The ancient marketplace has become the most important and active part of Cēsis' Old town. It’s also the location of the city's Christmas tree which is lit up on the first day of Advent. In summer the fountain is a place for resting with your family.Open object

Vienības (Unity) Square

Vienības (Unity) Square is the newest square in Cēsis, which because of its spaciousness and many surrounding streets has become a significant part of the city.Open object

Līvu Square

In the beginning of the 13th century, Līvu Square was the first marketplace in Cēsis. There was a church, cemetery and Rīgas gate in the stone wall of the city. At the end of the 13th century here was the beginning of the main street of the future city - Rīgas Street.Open object

Riekstu (Nut) Hill

Near the open air stage of Castle Park, the ancient settlement of Wends – Riekstu (Nut) Hill is located. There were the wooden castle and around which the town of Cēsis later developed starting from the 11th-13th century.Open object

Memorial for the victims of Communist terror of the historic Cēsis district

The memorial plaques include information about the people of the parishes of the historic Cēsis district who paid dearly for loving and cultivating their land – with their lives. During the Soviet occupation, as much as 5000 people of the historic Cēsis district suffered various forms of oppression.Open object

Monument for students in Cēsis Regiment

The monument represents the place where the Students took the road to the front line of the famous Battles for the freedom of Latvia on 6th June 1919.Open object

Rauna Gate

The Rauna Gate was situated at the beginning of the current Rīgas Street in the 14th to 15th centuries. Nowadays the reconstruction of the foundations and the overground fragments of the gate of the city wall create a conception of the medieval stone wall, the size of the gate and its profoundness.Open object

Ungurmuiža Manor

Ungurmuiža manor house ensemble with the Baroque style manor house is the only architectural monument of the 18th century wooden baroque buildings preserved in Latvia.Open object

Araisi Archaeological Park

Araisi Archaeological Park offers the insight into the daily life ofancient people, what they ate and what they wore, as well as helps to find out why the Lake Fortress sank and how it revived. Tours and excursions provided by the Archaeological Park offer a look into everyday life and celebrations of people of different centuries.Open object

Āraiši Lutheran Church

First evidence about the establishment of the church is found in the period of 1202-1209 in the letter written by the Āraiši pastor E.J.A. Cornelia to the Rīga governmental authority.Open object

Liepasmuiža / Lindenhoff

Manor for more than 340 years is made up on Linden Hill at Rauna river valley in 15 ha wide area with a beautiful natural landscape in a quiet location with an old park, 7 ponds, garden and art objects in nature.Open object

Veselava Manor

The Manor was built in the 19 century and it has remained almost in its entirety. Manor house reminds the letter U and is located on the plot which is surrounded by a ditch from all sides, so imitating the medieval fortified castles.Open object

The Memorial Museum of Eduards Veidenbaums “Kalāči”

A famous Latvian poet grew up here, studied and worked from the age of five. As a museum, “Kalāči” has existed since 1958.Open object

The Ruins of Rauna Castle

After the first order of the Archbishop of Rīga, the construction works of Raunas Castle began in 1262, and it was one of the major archbishop residences. At the beginning of the 16th century, the castle was greatly expanded.Open object

The Līgatne Ferry

The ferry across the Gauja river in Līgatne is the only ferry of such type in the Baltic region. The ferry consists of two joined boats, covered by a deck of boards. The cable across the river does not let the stream carry the ferryboat down the river, while the power of the stream propels it from one coast to the other.Open object

Skangaļi Manor

The ancient country manor, toned down from the daily rush, is located between two towns – Cēsis and Valmiera. Currently a guest house has been established in the restored manor complex.Open object

Contacts

Cēsis Tourism information center

Pils laukums 9, Cēsis

Latvia, LV-4101

Tel. +371 64121815, +371 28318318

info@cesis.lv

From 1st of October to 30th of April

Monday closed

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Top