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Koknese Castle ruins are my personal favourite of all the Latvian castle ruins. Probably becaus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Riga, Latvia
Beautiful place

As with all places of this kind, visit if you are interested in history, otherwise you’ll only see... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Cara A
Riga, Latvia
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Koknese parish, LV Koknese, Koknese 5113, Latvia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Koknese Castle ruins are my personal favourite of all the Latvian castle ruins. Probably becaus they are easy to walk through and really majestic.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 992m_rab
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

As with all places of this kind, visit if you are interested in history, otherwise you’ll only see “rocks”. These are the ruins of Latvia’s oldest castle known, keeping that in mind the ruins look very well kept together. The ruins are not enormous, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cara A
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We went when no one was there due to the cold! It was wonderful! Cold day but clear and we saw all the ruins alone. Love how it is set on the water.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Satsuki7
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

one of best place to visit in Koknese, not far from center, best views in 🍂 autumn. historic place, car parking, park, promenades.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Koknese K
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Beautiful castle it was ages ago. Standing on the hill over Daugava. But time took his toll, castle is in ruins, hope some day it will be reconstructed. Also there is no more hill, Daugava river floats just beneath the walls, because hidroelectric stations were...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Arthur P
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I suggest you take a look at this place from the parking lot for 10 minutes walking through the park. During the season, the entrance fee. Nice place to see the river Daugava and Pērse river.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Elmars B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

It is a must see place in the area, with mythical and historical importance. Thank God it was not fully flooded and lost after one of the hydroelectric power station were built. Great views all around.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank daiga_latvia
Reviewed 21 June 2017

A very romantic place - ruins on surrounded by water, nice legends. Especially fine place with a beautiful weather.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank MargusL1
Reviewed 30 May 2017

There isn't much to see in the ruins of the castle themselves, but there is something special about this place! The surrounding nature is beautiful and worth a walk, especially in the spring or fall... before the hydroelectric station was built in daugava river, the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Filipe C
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This place have so big historical value. you gonna love them! those runins are really beautiful!! The river Daugava is cute with a lot of picnic place. There you can rent a boat and se ruins from riverside!! ;)

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank vineenthusiastt
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