Moneta CesisCesis Medieval castle

The emergence of Cesis can be found in the distant past 800 years ago. Its origins are connected to the Cesis Medieval castle, around which in the 13th century a town was built. Over the centuries the castle shared its destiny with the city of Cesis in battles with Russian, Polish and Swedish troops. Repeatedly rebuilt and expanded the castle got its present architectural appearance at the beginning of the 16th century. The access to the castle was blocked by ditches and three broad castle - front, surrounded by strong stone walls.  The first serious damage the castle sustained was during the Livonian war, but at the beginning of the Great Northern war it was abandoned and never has been used for military purposes again. Today the castle is the most impressive eyewitness of local history, and also attracts many guests with its romantic charm of the medieval architecture.

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