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Āraiši Archaeological Museum Park

Āraiši Archaeological Museum Park

Āraiši Archaeological Museum Park

Āraiši Archaeological Museum Park (Drabeši parish, Āraiši) – this is a cultural historical monument situated in the Cēsis region. It consists of reconstructed buildings from the Stone and Bronze Ages, ancient Latgalians settlements from the 9th-11th centuries, as well as castle ruins from the Livonian period. Āraiši Lake Castle is presently the most extensively studied site of this kind in the whole of northeast Europe.

Over 20 small wooden houses on an island in the Āraiši Lake can be visited, as well as a number of other cultural historical monuments, including a Dutch style windmill. That windmill was built from a wall of boulders, covered with mortar; its diameter at the foundation is 11 meters and 6 meters at the top. The building is 12 meters high. The windmill was used up until the beginning of World War I. Hours: 9 am – 7 pm. Email for more details: araisi@history-museum.lv