Livonian Story: Trip to an Ancient Latvian Castle from Riga


23 EUR

Discover how Latvians lived in the 11th and 12th centuries. The 12th-century castle we’ll be visiting is an archaeological reconstruction. It’s typical of the Baltics and a fascinating place to see.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
Tour by Aurels

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  • Visit the Uldevena Castle and see more than just the Latvian capital
  • Admire the artery of Latvia – the River Daugava
  • Check out the Ikšķile Church ruins on St Meinrad Island
  • Hear the Livonian story and learn much more about Latvian history


After meeting in Riga, we’ll drive approximately 50 kilometres to the Uldevena Castle. During the drive, you'll hear the story of ancient Livonia and much more about Latvian history, us latvians any much more.

The reconstruction of Uldevena Castle is located in the town of Lielvārde, which is 3 kilometres from the actual hill where it was located in ancient times. The ruins of the medieval castle lie on top of the ancient Uldevena Castle. The stone castle was built by German crusaders in the 13th century, and was originally owned by the third Bishop of Riga.

What’s included & not included

  • Transportation
  • Private local guide
  • Translation
  • Admission to the Uldevana Castle (€3)

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Meeting point

11. novembra krastmala. Look for the cherry-coloured Volvo.

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