Open map in fullscreen

Barbele Pilveri' castle mound

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Vecumnieku
Parish:
Bārbeles
Other references to the location
5 km direction NE from Barbele village centre, 1 km direction E from Sviklini cemetery, in a thick and

Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (17)

marshy forest on the left bank of the River Misa, around 500 m from the former "Pilveri" home.
Coordinates
lat=56.4915366146, lon=24.6476724023
56° 29' 29" N, 24° 38' 51" E
Description

Well seen, 7 m high hill, which usually is taken for a castle mound. Rather hard to find and access, since only one trail from the western side leads to the hill. Minor occupation layer and some reminders of the fortification wall have been found on the hill.

Narrative

The hill has been used as a castle mound for a very short time and probably it was used for other, i.e. cult site, purposes. There are many stories and legends about the hill, which tell that the hill was "carried with small sacks" and that a castle, which had been located on the hill, had drowned.

Attraction
The castle mound is located rather far away from residential areas. By approaching the hill the ambience changes significantly, since an interesting object suddenly emerges in the middle of forest and
Availability
Rather hard to access. The vicinity is marshy. Depending on the season the access may be easy or almost impossible.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
castle mound is installed. No tourism infrastructure in direct vicinity. Nearest town is Skaistkalne; remarkable sightseeing objects: Skaistkalne Roma Catholic Church – first church in Latvia built in early Italian baroque style; Skaistkalne church
Local info
No signs leading the way, but there is an information board at the foot of the hill, which contains
Capacity
10 - 40
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Private
Comments
Hill slopes are dug out by burrowing animals.
Attachments

Add comment


Security code
Refresh


Material on the website reflects the authors views and the Managing Authority cannot be held liable for the information published by the project partners.
Materiāli mājas lapā atspoguļo autoru uzskatus, un Vadošā Iestāde nevar tikt saukta pie atbildības par projekta partneru publicēto informāciju.