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Jaunpils Castle

Description

Jaunpils Castle initially was a knight manor, built as a water castle in 1301 during the times of the Livonian Order Master Gottfried von Roge, and from 1576 until 1920 it was owned by the von der Recke dynasty. The castle has been reconstructed on numerous occasions and over the time has suffered; however from the exterior the castle has maintained many of the features characteristic for the order castles – typically round corner tower, the ground floor of the castle without windows, and the thick walls.

Now Jaunpils Caslte houses not only a renovated museum that invites you to get to know the Caslte through the history of the Reku family in the museum's permanent exhibition and the latest art exhibitions in the museum's exhibition hall, but also the Jaunpils Cultural Center, which gathers people who enjoy cultural life from all over Latvia. The castle also houses a medieval pub, which has gained wide popularity due to its authentic cuisine, and a hotel is located here. Castle hotel rooms are decorated in a wonderful medieval style.

Entry fee

Entrance to Jaunpils Castle:
Starting from 5 EUR per person, only by booking a tour with a guide.

Entrance fee to the Jaunpils Museum:
5 EUR for adults, 3.50 EUR for students, pupils, pensioners (on presentation of ID).
Family ticket: (2 adults and 1 – 4 children under 18) EUR 7 EUR
Family ticket (1 adult and 1 – 4 children under 18) EUR 6 EUR

Free of charge: for children of preschool age and employees of other Latvian museums (on presentation of a certificate).

The inner courtyard of the Caslte and its surroundings can be viewed for free, but the interior rooms can only be visited with a guide by prior appointment, with the exception of the Jaunpils museum.

Contact information

Jaunpils Castle, Jaunpils, Jaunpils parish, Tukums region

Working time

Museum working hours:
SUMMER SEASON (April 1 - October 31):
Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

WINTER SEASON (October 1-March 31):
Closed on Monday
Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Phone

(+371) 26101458 (Administration); 27052824 (Museum)