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Introducing Cēsis

Cēsis’ unofficial moniker, ‘Latvia’s most Latvian town’, is a bit of a chicken-and-the-egg mystery: was Cēsis (pronounced tsay-sis) always known by this superlative, or did it only earn the title after the government emptied their coffers while renovating the Old Town? Either way, the nickname pretty much holds true, and day trippers will be treated to a mosaic of quintessential country life – a stunning Livonian castle, soaring church spires, cobbled roads, wooden architecture and a lazy lagoon – all wrapped up in a bow like an adorable adult Disneyland.