Cēsis is one of the most outstanding medieval towns in Latvia. Despite the damage caused by wars and fires, its historical centre has preserved its ancient layout. Visitors can see cobbled streets, plazas and squares, buildings with red tiled roofs. The medieval castle, dating back to the 13th century, has the best preserved castle ruins in Latvia. They are encompassed by one of the most romantic and attractive parks in Vidzeme. The lake, with its mirror reflection of the castle, Riekstu Hill, the broad travertine stairway and open-air stage make up the park’s unique vista.
Vidzeme farmstead and white highways
Salaca river valley with Mazsalaca and Skaņaiskalns
Lejaslīgatne with paper-mill village and the Gauja ferry
Lake Burtnieki with churches and estate centres
Āraiši Lake and surroundings
Alūksne’s historic centre with its lake, parks, castle and palaces