Ikskile Church Ruins

Ikšķile, Latvia

Canon Meinard of the Augustinian Order of Segeberg monastery in Holstein started to build a church in Ikskile in 1184. Until the foundation of Riga in 1201 the church was the seat of the Bishop of Livonia, thoroughly rebuilt from 1879 - 1881 and destroyed in 1916.

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Ikšķile, Latvia
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Founded: 1184
Category: Ruins in Latvia
Historical period: German Crusades (Latvia)

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Aigars Magičevs (2 years ago)
Reti pieejama, bet interesanta vieta.
Alexey Kurochkin (2 years ago)
Когда спускают уровень воды в водохранилище, отличное место чтобы покататься на каяке вокруг островков.
Juris B (3 years ago)
Great place to visit when you have access to it
Artur K (3 years ago)
Mostly flooded, but can reach it once a year in August.
Itz Yo Bish Luna (3 years ago)
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