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“Saulrieti”, Vecpiebalga Civil Parish, Vecpiebalga District, LV4122

municipal museum

accredited

member

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The summerhouse was designed and built by Kārlis Skalbe. The family spent 18 summers here (1926-1944). The museum retains the interiors from the Skalbes lifetime. Every season new exhibitions are offered in the small loft.

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Open from 15 May to 15 October

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Ilona Muižniece, education specialist, guide

T: +371 26494406

E: muizniece.ilona@gmail.com 


Admission fee

Adult 1.50 EUR
Pupil 1.00 EUR
Senior 1.00 EUR
Family 3.00 EUR

 

For all prices and discounts, please visit museum website.

Free Entrance

  • Children aged 6 or younger
  • People with disabilities

Kārlis Skalbe (1879-1945) gave his Vecpiebalga home, perched on top of Incēni Hill, the name of “Saulrieti” (Sunsets). The glass endwall in the large room on the top floor lets in the rosy light cast by the setting sun.

 

For 18 years (1926-1944), “Saulrieti” was the summer home to the Skalbe family. In close proximity to his native “Incēni”, Kārlis Skalbe found respite from the anxieties of life in Rīga and drew inspiration for his writing. The poet rested his soul in the harmony of lakes, forests and hills that were known and dear to him since childhood.

 

Today, every curious traveller is a dearly welcome guest in the palace of Latvian fairy tale king, where a memorial museum to Kārlis Skalbe has been operating since 1987. It gives a glimpse into the lives of the Skalbe family during those summers of yore. The final resting place of Kārlis, Lizete and Ilze Skalbe affords spectacular vistas and lets you approach the poet’s magical worldview.

 

The gravestone is shaped like a boat with a billowing sail, a symbol to the romantic streak of Skalbe’s writing and the tragedy of his family line.

Kārlis Skalbe Memorial Museum “Saulrieti”


“Saulrieti”, Vecpiebalga Civil Parish, Vecpiebalga District, LV4122

municipal museum

accredited

member

Offer and services

  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. free parking
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. guide or mobile app
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. offer for families with children
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. outdoor activities
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. offer for pupils
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. offer for newlyweds

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