"Riga Castle" Riga Castle - Rigas Pils Tip by Airpunk

Riga Castle - Rigas Pils, Riga: 23 reviews and 44 photos

Only little remains of what was once a medieval castle. It was buiilt in the early 13th century and was called Wittenstein castle. Unfortunately, it became victim of riots several times throughout the centuries. From the 16th century on, things went on a little calmer and the castle was well incorporated into the town?s forticication system. However, new buidlings were added so that some of the older ones had to go. Now, most of the buildings are from the 18th century. The castle is not open for visitors as it is now the residence of the latvian president. Only two of the newer buildings are accesible, bouth housing museums.

Address: Pils Laukums 3
Directions: In the northwest of the old town, close ot Vansu Bridge

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 4, 2007
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