Old town square - today

This is a place where people meet. If you wander through the town, a fire-fighter will approach you and a child riding on a horseback will pass you by, two women will discuss the news upon meeting each other and will tell you what the old days were like here in Jēkabpils.

Jēkabpils Vecpilsētas laukums

Once things were counted and measured here, horses were traded and potatoes were sold.

Jēkabpils Vecpilsētas laukums

And what would a market square be without scales? You can weigh and measure things here today as well!

Jēkabpils Vecpilsētas laukums

When a traveller reached the crossroads and pondered long about which way to go next, the sign showed to him where the Krustpils Castle lay, where the Monastery and an ancient wooden house were as well.

Jēkabpils Vecpilsētas laukums

Once horses were watered and thirst was quenched here, this is a place where a well once stood. You can come here to refresh yourself today as well, to rest your feet or to meet with a friend.

Once, Duke Jacob shot a lynx and had created his Jacobstadt with an emblem of its own. Look, a lynx is coming across the river to greet you!

To save and know how much money it has, even a town needs a coin purse. Come, place your hand on it for luck – money will soon flow into your coin purse as well.