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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Santa Gramatniece (3 years ago)
Laba klusa vieta, siltā laikā var pasēdēt uz kāda no daudzajiem soliņiem.
Inta Vīksna (3 years ago)
Var vērot Jelgavu no putna lidojuma.
Andis Grosšteins (3 years ago)
Nice museum of local history. A permanent exhibition on the ground floor about town's history from medieval to 20th century and temporary exhibitions upstairs.
Utku Gokalp (5 years ago)
Matiss Rapsa (5 years ago)
Good museum
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