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Straupes pils (BYOP)

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Hidden : 03/30/2010
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LAT konteineris ir melna 35mm fotofilminja ar logbooku.

ENG container is 35mm fotofilm canister with logbook.

Rigas - Valmieras cela mala pec vienmulaka cela posma pirms Straupes ainavu pie horizonta atdzivina baroka stila tornis. Piebraucot tuvak, izradas, ka tas pieder senatniga izskata pilij - buvei, kas tiešam pieredzejusi loti daudz. Lielstraupes viduslaiku pils, visdrizak, celta 13.gadsimta beigas ka Rigas arhibiskapa vasalu Rozenu dzimtas pils, ap to 14.gadsimta izauga rosiga Straupes pilsetina, kura, diemžel, jau 17.gadsimta sakuma gaja boja. Pati pils ar vertigu vestures piemineklu kompleksu ap to ir saglabajusies lidz musdienam un pieder pie visilgak izmantotajam buvem Latvija.
Pils ir Latvijai unikala ar to, ka šeit saglabajusies ari viduslaiku pils kapela - pils buvapjomam piederiga Straupes luteranu baznica - abu vertigo celtnu likteni ir cieši saistiti.
Ilgo gadsimtu gaita pils ir daudzkart parbuveta un musdienas vairs nav tik vienkarši noteikt, kad celta kura dala. Gan pils, gan baznica (abas veido vienotu buvapjomu) parsvara muretas no kiegeliem. Sakotneji gan pils kapela atradusies iekša pili, tagadeja baznica celta nedaudz velak.
Par pils viduslaiku vesturi liecina masivais cetrstavu tornis, tornim ir pagrabs un velak - 1743.gada - celts, izteiksmigs kupols baroka stila. Torna malu garums ir 9 - 9,45 metri, sienu biezums lidz 4 metri. Tornis visdrizak ir senaka, jau 13.gadsimta celta pils dala, kam velak piebuveti sparni.

1963.gada pili tika izvietota Straupes narkokogiska slimnica, kas šeit atrodas ari tagad. 1966.-1970.gados notika daleja pils renovacija, daudz pules pils un baznicas atjaunošana un uzturešana ieguldijuši arsti Dace un Janis Strazdini, savas amata un makslinieciskas prasmes pielietojuši daudzi pacienti.

The somewhat monotonous landscape of the roadside of Riga - Valmiera road some distance before Straupe village is enlived with a distant silhouette of tower in Barocco style. When approaching there opens a view on old castle - structure which really has experienced a lot. Lielstraupe medieval castle most likely is built at the end of 13th century as a castle of Rosen family - then vassals of Riga Archbishopric. In 14th century there evolved the lively Straupe town around the castle - it perished in 17th century. Castle itself together with a complex of other valuable monuments has survived up to this day and belongs to buildings with the longest history of nearly uninterrupted use.
Castle is unique for Latvia with it's well preserved medieval chapel. Novadays this is Straupe medieval church - it still forms a part of the castle and the destiny of both buildings has been closely associated.
Castle has been rebuilt numerous times during the long centuries and it is not that easy to distinguish when each part has been built. Both the castle and the church (both form single building) have been predominantly built of brick. Initially the chapel of the castle was inside the main body of the castle, current church has been built somewhat later.
The massive tower testifies the medieval history of the castle - it has got four floors, cellar and an expressive dome in Barocco style, built in 1743. The sides of quadrangular tower are 9 - 9,45 m long, thickness of the walls up to 4 m. Tower most likely is the oldest part of the castle, built in 13th century. Blocks have been added later.

Straupe drug rehabilitation hospital was placed in the castle in 1963 - it remains here up to this day. There took place partial renovation of the castle in 1966-1970, much effort was put in this work by physicians Dace and Janis Strazdini, numerous patients applied their proficiencies in this work.

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