Cesvaine trip planner
Create a fully customized day by day
itinerary for free
itinerary for free
Cesvaine is a town in Cesvaine municipality, Vidzeme Region, Latvia. It is home to the Cesvaine Palace, built in 1896 near the ruins of previous medieval castles.HistoryDuring the period before the Livonian Crusade in the 13th century, the territory of modern Cesvaine was part of the Principality of Jersika and was inhabited by ancient Latgalians. It was first mentioned in written sources in 1209 (Latin: Urbs Zcessowe) in the treaty between bishop Albert of Riga and Visvaldis of Jersika. In 1211 the Bishopric of Riga and the Livonian Brothers of Sword partitioned the lands of Jersika between themselves. The territory of Cesvaine fell under the control of the Livonian Brothers of the Sword, however in 1213 some of the lands were exchanged and Cesvaine became property of the Bishop of Riga.In the beginning of the 15th century, a stone castle was built in Cesvaine and the settlement started to grow. By the end of the 16th century there were already 80 houses in Cesvaine. During the Livonian War in 1577, defenders of Cesvaine castle refused to surrender. Consequently, the Russian tsar Ivan the Terrible ordered that the castle and whole town be destroyed. After the war in 1582 Cesvaine became part of Duchy of Livonia.Take stress off the schedule by using our Latvia day trip website.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Cesvaine
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Cesvaine
Places to visit with Cesvaine
SiguldaTrip planner Best for: Castle, Historic Walking Area, Cave CesisTrip planner Best for: Castle, Landmark, Church LigatneTrip planner Best for: Wildlife Area, Geologic Formation, Landmark SaulkrastiTrip planner Best for: Outdoor Activity, Beach, Specialty Museum ValmieraTrip planner Best for: Brewery, Playground, Geologic Formation