Cesvaine castle to open doors after 20 years of reconstruction

After major rebuilding and restoration work, Cesvaine Castle will re-open doors on February 12, journalist Inese Elsiņa told Latvian Radio February 8.

The rebuilding of the castle has gradually been taking place following a devastating fire in 2002. “The public remembers the news 20 years ago, when a fire raged in the castle of Cesvaine, destroying the roof, partly the second floor, also the representative spaces of the first floor,” Elsiņa said.

The palace is owned by the local government. Before the fire, it housed a school.

Since 2003, when the restoration works began, a temporary roof had been installed. Now the roof has been restored, as well as the indoor spaces and one of the original fireplaces. Along with the visual and artistic accents, the palace has gained new functionality, as there is a conference hall in the vestibule, a prospective cafe in the basement, and the environment is accessible to people with mobility issues. 

On the opening days, February 12 and 13, entrance to the castle is free.

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