Rezekne Castle Hill, Show all 105 places in LATVIA » LATVIA105
- Rēzekne district, Krasta iela 31, Rēzekne, LV-4601
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The castle was located in a strategically important place, therefore it was desired to be occupied by Russians, Lithuanians and Poles, and it was destroyed completely during the Polish-Swedish War (1656-1660) and has no longer been restored. Only fragments of the castle fortification have survived on the castle hill up to nowadays.
At the base of the Castle Hill is located the sculpture of Princess Rose, created from clay by local potters in the form of a mysterious image of a woman, as a symbol embodying both the legend of the Princess and the strength of the traditions of Latgale ceramics.
Across the street from the Castle Hill you can view the model of the medieval castle Rositten (author Edmunds Smans).