Vilaka Castle Ruins

Viļaka, Latvia

Viļaka Castle was built by Archbishopric of Riga in 1342 as a wooden castle. At first it was closed monastery. It was rebuilt as a stone castle between 1509-1516. During Livonian war time in 1582 it was destroyed and finally demolished in 1702. The outer walls are 1.6m thick, remaining fragments of the walls are up to 2 meters high.

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Founded: 1342
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Latvia
Historical period: State of the Teutonic Order (Latvia)

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