Cesis is a small old town that is situated in historical region Vidzeme, in 90 km from Riga. In 2006 Cesis celebrated its 800. This town is loved by tourists for its unique medieval atmosphere and beautiful nature, perfect for slow strolls, as well as for activities.
Tourist information center: Pils lauk. 1, Phone: +371 64 121 815, +371 28 318 318, email@example.com
How to reach
By train Riga-Cesis, Riga-Valmiera, Riga-Lugazi, three times a day - Schedule on railway website. Время в пути - 1ч 40мин.
By bus Riga-Cesis every hour - Schedule on bus station website Travel time - 1h 40min.
By car - travel time 1,5 hour.
This is the castle around which in 13th century formed Cesis. But it was reconstructed in 15-16 centuries and gets its present look. Today Cesis medieval castle attracts tourists with its historical atmosphere, here carried theatrical excursions. The most interesting are west and south towers where former chambers of Livonian order masters and medieval prison were.
St. John’s Church
The church was built in 13th century and it’s the largest medieval basilica in Latvia. Today here are held concerts of organ music and choirs and art exhibitions.
Cesis New Castle was built in 18th century. Now it’s museum of history and arts and also a jewelry workshop, where you can see copies of vintage jewelry an know about its wearing traditions.
Hotels, guest houses, apartments and other accommodation options in Cesis