Araisi Lake Dwelling Site, Cesis

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Āraiši lake dwelling site (Latvian: Āraišu ezerpils) is a popular tourist location with original and reconstructed remnants of Latvian prehistory. It is a unique nationally important archaeological site: remains of the 9th–10th centuries Latgalian fortified settlement on the island of Āraiši lake.
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  • We visited here as in the local area and looked on internet for things to do and read it was an archaeological site but was definitely not what we expected. There is free parking and toilet...  more »
  • Small outdoor museum. Good place to have a 20 minute break and stretch out legs. Although it might be hard to walk on the logs, especially if it is raining. Worth a visit if you are in that area. But....  more »
  • We drove a long way to see this place. We live in an area of West Africa with stilt villages on the lake so this archeological site is very similar. It was neat.
  • Great place those includes rebuilt ancient village. Nice wooden houses show the way of living of vikings 9-10th centuries. Some houses are aviable for entry. Great landscapes around the museum. Free parking. Entrance fee 2eur per person

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