Jul 18, 2014

Latvia FDC on "800th Anniversary of Turaida Castle"

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800th Anniversary of Turaida Castle

Date of Issue : 11 July 2014

Turaida Castle is one of the best-known archaeological and architectural monuments of Latvia. The construction of the masonry castle started in 1214 at the site of the wooden castle of the Livonian leader Caupo of Turaida, which had burnt down during a battle. Nowadays, Turaida Castle is one of the oldest medieval castles to be seen in Latvia.

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