Tukums Castle Tower

Tukums, Latvia

The castle tower is a fragment of the oldest building in Tukums. It is believed that the construction of the castle in Tukums was commenced in 1277 by the Livonian Order. The castle was surrounded by a 7.5 m tall and 1.6 m wide stone wall. The castle defence was ensured by an artificial, deep moat and its position on the high bank or the River Slocene. Only a small stone wall fragment has been preserved from the castle, but the castle tower built in the 18th century in turns hosted premises for a prison and the caronal stocks (granary). Nowdays, it hosts the history museum of Tukums town, telling about the town's history from the ancient times up until the modern day.

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Founded: 1277
Category: Castles and fortifications in Latvia
Historical period: State of the Teutonic Order (Latvia)

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www.turisms.tukums.lv

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Oskars Pundurs (16 months ago)
From outside it looks like just another small castle. Nothing particularly interesting.
Gints Varevics (20 months ago)
Ok
Aivars Zvīdris (3 years ago)
Fantastic place!
Richard Vaitonis (3 years ago)
Good place. Nice museum.
Santa Gramatniece (4 years ago)
Laba klusa vieta, siltā laikā var pasēdēt uz kāda no daudzajiem soliņiem.
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