Salacgriva Castle Ruins

Salacgrīva, Latvia

Salacgrīva was a medieval castle built in 1226 by the bishopric of Riga. The three-tower castle served as an outpost to control access to the port of Salaca. It was captured in 1391, burned in 1564 and again drastically damaged in 1575 by Russian and Tartar warriors who fought side by side with the troops of Duke Magnus of Holstein.

In 1581, Salacgrīva castle was attacked by the Swedish troops of Commander Thomas von Enden, and during the Second Northern War it was almost destroyed. Between 1704 and 1704, it was finally demolished, and since then there have been no restoration works carried out there.

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Founded: 1226
Category: Ruins in Latvia
Historical period: State of the Teutonic Order (Latvia)

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