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Aerial 360° panorama of the Turaida estate, Latvia
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The origin of estates in Latvia dates back to the time when the first stone castles were built in Livonia and the first cloisters were established, and they needed revenues. So-called castle districts were established around the castle of the archbishop in Turaida and around all ofLivonia’s important castles. The point to these was to collect fees.


The Turaida Castle was a fortress, but also an economic centre at which the fees were collected and stored. The Turaida Estate gradually developed from the castle’s operations.

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