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Barbele Pilveri' castle mound

Asukoht
Riik:
Latvia
Piirkond:
Zemgale
Maakond:
Vecumnieku
Vald:
Bārbeles
Asukoha kirjeldus
5 km direction NE from Barbele village centre, 1 km direction E from Sviklini cemetery, in a thick and

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

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.

Lugu

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.

Vaatamisväärsus
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
Juurdepääs
Rather hard to access. The vicinity is marshy. Depending on the season the access may be easy or almost impossible.
Taristu
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
Kohapealne info
No signs leading the way, but there is an information board at the foot of the hill, which contains
Soovitav hülastajate hulk
10 - 40
Tuntus
Known
Õiguslik seisund
Private
Kommentaarid
Hill slopes are dug out by burrowing animals.
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