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Krākas Springs (Krāku avoti)

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Vidzeme
County:
Madona
Parish:
Mārciena
Other references to the location
Located within the territory of the Krustkalni Nature Reserve
Coordinates
lat=56.7669444444, lon=26.1483333333
56° 46' 0" N, 26° 8' 53" E
Description

The Krākas or Holy Spring with the nearby remains of a cult site is one of the most famous cultural historical objects of the Krustkalni Nature Reserve, Natura2000. At present it is also available for sightseeing upon prior agreement with the administration of the Reserve. Association with cult objects is related to tales about Witches (in Krustkalni several place names are associated with the Devil or Witch); since time immemorial people came to the spring for water, although no specific healing properties have been attributed to it in folklore. A geologically unique object, the most impressive freshwater limestone (spring limestone) deposits. State protected geological and

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nature object. Other nearby objects: Krustkalni Nature Reserve.

Narrative

No recorded folklore materials have been found. The local people cannot tell anything about the site.

Attraction
The object is unique in terms of nature, it is not easy to get a visual impression though. The surroundings have been spruced up, facilitated. One of the rare objects of the Krustkalni Nature Reserve
Availability
It is located within the Krustkalni Nature Reserve, visiting has to be strictly agreed upon with the administration of the Reserve and a guide would accompany you.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
A path, a bridge
Local info
A guide would emphasize both the nature and environment aspects and folkloric elements, history.
Capacity
0 - 9
Publicity
Popular
Legal Status
State property

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