MALPILS – Malpils Castle

Eight centuries ago, around the year 1208, reigned by the Livonian senior Manegints, the ancient Idove castle stood in the territory of Malpils. Manegints was the one whom the Sword Brothers’ Master Venno granted the first suzerain in Vidzeme. Since that time, several castles have been built in the picturesque site between the rivers Suda and Mergupe. Two of them – in Malpils and Bukas – have survived till nowadays.One of the most beautiful and splendid castles of Malpils is the manor house of Malpils landlord. It was built in 1760 as a one-storey building. In the course of time, it was rebuilt and enlarged. During the 1905 revolution, it was ravaged and burned. In 1911, under the aegis of the landlord Alexander von Grote the castle was restored in Palladian style designed by the architect Vilhelms Ludvigs Bokslafs. Since 2002, the ancient manor complex has been transforming into a multifunctional centre of culture, recreation and tourism.

Release Dates

2008

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: MALPILS
  • Country: Latvia
  • Available: no
  • Location: MALPILS, Latvia