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: Miscellaneous historic sites in Latvia
Historical period: German Crusades (Latvia)

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Echo T (5 months ago)
Here is the origin of Christianity in Latvia actually. Really, if you like history, please,visit it.
noustmc (6 months ago)
Could’ve been better
Anete Skrinda (6 months ago)
Very interesting experience to walk to this church when the water level is so low. Recommend.
Rudolfs Osmanis (2 years ago)
Place itself isn't much if you're not catholic or interested in cultural history of Latvia. But at least experience of getting to island is exiting - either you go by foot when water is low or by floating means.
Jānis Dembergs (3 years ago)
U have to visit! Looks bigger from coast side, but getting till it, reveil cultural heritage and road that 95% per year is under water. ?
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