Old Ikskile cemetery

Old Ikskile cemetery

The cemetery was built at the end of 17th century, when the dead were no longer buried on the Ikšķile Church graveyard and pastorate. Originally it was a cemetery for Latvian peasants and craftsmen, but starting with 1772 it also held the German members of Ikšķile Congregation. In 19th century a part of the cemetery was dedicated to members of the Russian Orthodox Church, which later turned into a separate cemetery. This cemetery was used for Orthodox converted Latvians and soldiers from the nearby Russian Army camp. Ikšķile Cemetery is an important cultural and historic monument; here lies a monument to Latvian Riflemen that fell in World War 1, erected in 1926. Ikšķile Cemetery is one of the oldest still used cemeteries in Latvia.

Klusa street
Ikskile
GPS 56.8314 24.4947