Lielvārde Castle

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Lielvārde Castle
Vidzeme, Latvia
Lielvārdes pilsdrupas 2000-05-20.jpg
Type Castle
Site information
Open to
the public
Condition ruins
Site history
Built before 1248?
Built by Archbishop of Riga
Materials dolostone
Demolished 1579

Lielvārde Castle (Lielvārde bishop's castle) is a castle in Lielvārde - town in the historical region of Vidzeme, in northern Latvia. Castle has been built at the steep bank of Daugava River, overseeing this important medieval waterway. Built before 1248 by Riga Archbishop, destroyed by Russian troops in 1579. Conserved ruins up to the level of second floor.

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Zarāns, Alberts (2006). Latvijas pilis un muižas. Castles and manors of Latvia. (in Latvian and English). Riga. ISBN 9984-785-05-X. OCLC 72358861. 

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Coordinates: 56°42′41″N 24°50′18″E / 56.7114°N 24.8382°E / 56.7114; 24.8382