Lielvarde Castle

Lielvārde, Latvia

Lielvārde Castle was built by Riga Archbishop at the steep bank of Daugava River, overseeing this important medieval waterway. It was first mentioned in 1248 and destroyed by Russian troops in 1579. Conserved ruins up to the level of second floor.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: ca. 1248
Category: Ruins in Latvia
Historical period: State of the Teutonic Order (Latvia)

Rating

4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Ieva Jansone (2 years ago)
Ar bērniem apmeklējot ļoti jāuzmanās
Rudolfs Jozuus (3 years ago)
Nice place for family
Artem Ushakov (3 years ago)
Perfect and beautiful place to visit, especially fall time.
Ruta Bergmane (3 years ago)
Parks ideāls pastaigai. Ļoti skaisti Daugavas skati.
Sergejs Fedotovs (3 years ago)
Nice place
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.