Rocks, caves and cellars in Ligatne Town


Anfabrika rocks and cellars

Cellars of Ķiberkalns

Paper Mill caves

Cellars of Rīgaskalns

Caves of Remdenkalns

There is a significant number of sandstone exposures, which we call cliffs and rocks, in Ligatne and its suburb. It is possible that it has the highest concentration of sandstone rocks in Latvia, which have been practically and successfully used by inhabitants of Ligatne and its suburb for many years for household and industrial needs creating cave systems and cellars.
Some rocks – Lustuzis, Anfabrika cliffs and Springu rocks are protected natural sites of national importance. But in Ligatne and its suburb there are tenths of cliffs and rocks, and the value of all these natural pearls is not less important, because how not to mention Gudu cliffs, Kuku cliffs, Zvartes rock and others…
Very interesting discoveries are related to caves and cellars located in cliffs. First of all, we should note that it is not a scourge of Soviet times, the tradition of use of natural advantages of Ligatne has much older history.

This is what Aivars Balodis – the historian of Ligatne writes:
“Each self respecting inhabitant of Ligatne thinks that everything is more than clear about cellars of Ligatne. Here we talk about cellars carved in sandstone rocks. Rosy, aureate and grey sandstone rocks formed 350-370 millions of years ago.
They formed when streams of water brought sandy, dusty and clayey rock particles, which sedimentated, consolidated and cementing formed sandstone and dolomite rock or sedimentary rocks, which we see now.