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Address: Jāņa iela 17, Ventspils, LV 3601

Phone.: +371 63622031; 63626288;



GPS 57.396149932002906 / 21.558759212493896

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Livonian Order Castle

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The Livonian Order Castle is one of the oldest medieval fortresses that has survived to this day. In 1290 the castle was first chronicled and this date is now considered to be the year of Ventspils’ foundation.

In 1995 there was begun extensive archaelogical research and renovation of the Castle. Renovating the Castle, there were retained both niches of the 14th century and wall paintings of the 15th century, door openings of the 17th century and prision doors of the 19th century. Now outwardly the Castle has obtained its 19th century look.

The Livonian Order castle differs from other medieval fortresses with its interior, where modern design of museum exhibits’ stands harmonizes with the historic environment. There is located the museum of Ventspils which is recognized as one of the most up-to-date museums in Baltic States.

You can learn about the history of the Castle, the city and the port via the digitalised exposition “Living History” which has earned the praise of historians and is regularly updated with new information. For great visual effects you may visit the image gallery “Ghost Cellar”. There was opened the Exhibition of the Prison Kroņa maizē which is established in a building built in the Castle yard (in 1850). The exposition lets you catch a feeling of supervision and spying inherent to prison, and also witnesses the versatile history of the Livonian Order Castle.

The Livonian Order Castle offers activities all year round: concerts, history and art exhibitions on various topics.

For younger audience museum’s employees offer educational activities and creative workshops, which in active way stimulate interests about Ventspils’ history. With booking in advance you can try your skills in archery or shoot with real cannon.

You can experience spirits of the passed times and test your skills in archery. 

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Opening hours

/01.07.- 31.08./

08:00- 19:00 (1,2,3,4,5)

10:00- 18:00 (6)

10:00- 16:00 (7)

/01.09.- 30.06./

08:00-18:00 (1,2,3,4,5) 

10:00-16:00 (6,7)

10:00- 15:00  (National holidays)



Address: 6 Darzu iela, Ventspils, LV 3601
: +371 63622263, +371 29232226

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