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Cesis is an interesting town in Latvia. This is a place where history meets modern times. Cesis is also one of the oldest settlements in the country. The town is situated in a spectacular place – in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. Beautiful forests and enchanting sceneries surround this lovely town. The Gauja River crosses Cesis, making the area even more attractive. This town still has that inimitable medieval magic that is hard to find in more popular tourist destinations nowadays. Do you want to have a relaxing and peaceful vacation? In this case, calm Cesis rich in architectural landmarks is exactly what you need. The history of the town started more than eight centuries ago. First mentions of this settlement date back to 1206. This is when Venden Castle was built in the area. The castle gave the town its first name. Initially, the castle was made from durable wood. A local tribe known as the Vends was the first dweller in the building. Modern Latvians originate from this tribe. The castle was rebuilt later, and wood was replaced with stones. At that time, this was the most protected fortress in the Baltic region. Cesis reached the peak of development when it was the capital of Livonia. Besides that, the town played an important role in the development of Vidzeme. Cesis became a town at the beginning of the 14th century. It joined the Confederation of Cologne at the end of the same century. According to some historical data, the modern flag of … Read further

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Cesis sightseeing

The simplest and cheapest way to get to the Latvian town of Cesis is to take a train to it. The majority of trains depart from Riga. Trains to Cesis go three times a day to deliver locals and tourists to this charming town. If you prefer buses, then simply go to the bus station in Riga. The ride will last one and a half hours in this case. As a rule, buses to Cesis depart every hour. There is one … Open

Nature and parks of Latvia

The National Botanical Garden is located in Salaspils, a town near Riga. Admission for adults is 2.50 euros. In the garden, visitors can find more than 14 thousand plant species. This is a place for recreation and education. The garden is open throughout the year from 9:00 am, from April to September it closes at 8:00 pm, and from October to March at 6:00 pm. 7 times a year, monthly from April to October, this place becomes a venue for major events - plant fairs. Here you can book a tour of the garden, attend fascinating lectures, ride a bike along neat paths, buy seeds and gardening books. In general, it is a nice place for relaxing amidst beautiful plants. … Open

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