Christ the King`s Mount is located in Aglona, on the coast of Lake Aglona.
When travelling from Aglona to Dagda, 2 km from Aglona, on the right side, there is the sign showing the way to the King`s Mount Park.
When you come to the park, you can see the unique ensemble of sculptures that have been set up on the land belonging to Jānis Stupāns (ja:nis `stupa:ns). It covers approximately 20 ha large area, including the gardens and the artificial ponds.
The sculpture park is created as a sacred place in honour of God Jesus Christ.
It is a place where people can find their peace of mind.
Historically this hill has already been called the King`s Mount. However, there were only meadows and crop fields around it, until September, 2006.
Christ the King’s Mount Before September 2006
The work on creating the sculptures started in the beginning of 2006.
The sculptures of Jesus Christ as the Winner and of the Angel with the Book of the Alive were created as the first. The sculptures are 11 and 10 metres tall. The unveiling of these sculptures took place on September 16, 2006.
Jesus Christ – the Winner
“JESUS CHRIST, LORD AND GOD HAS WON” is written
on Jesus Christ`s sculpture.
“BLESSED ARE THEY WHO ARE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK
OF THE ALIVE ” is written on the Angel`s sculpture.
Hundreds of people participate in the creation of this park. A lot of people
support and help in setting up the sculptures, laying out the park and improving the facilities in the surroundings.
Jesus Christ`s and Angel`s sculptures
A year after, another sculpture composition “The Cross and the Twelve Tribes” was created and unveiled in July, 2007. Its size is 12×7 metres.
The composition ” The Cross and the Twelve Tribes” reminds people that everyone who believes in God has to undertake his own life`s cross and has to follow Christ, so that he can inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.
Unveiling of the composition “The Cross and the Twelve Tribes”
In August, 2008, two other sculptures were set up and unveiled –
“Mary with Christ the Child ” and “Lotus Flower”.
Virgin Mary with Christ the Child
In July, 2009, 15 new sculptures joined the sculpture garden –
“Adam and Eve, their Children”, “Angel in Eden Garden” and “Mosus”.
At present, the creation of the park is still in process. The Destiny Path
“From Adam to Christ”, the Bridge and “The Noah`s Ark” are ready.
Unveiling of “Adam and Eve, their Children”.
The author of the sculptures that are set up on Christ the King`s Mount
is Ēriks Delpers. He has created more than 200 sculptures.
The author of the sculptures – Ēriks Delpers
Besides the sculptures, on the Christ the King`s Mount there is also an ornamental garden where you can find more than 650 plants and an orchard with 120 fruit-trees. The author of the project is Anita Kazaka from SIA “Baltezers”.
Christ the King`s Mount has an unusual aura. When visiting the garden of sculptures, people have the chance to heartfeel the history of mankind from Adam till nowadays according to the texts in the Bible.
Joy after the setting up the sculptures
To ensure the further development of Christ the King`s Mount sculpture park, there has been formed a foundation – “Karaļa Kalna Fonds”.
We will be glad for any support in the development of King`s Mount !
The website of Christ the King`s Mount: www.agkk.lv
To inquire about excursions, please, call: +371 29742774
You are always warmly welcome to King`s Mount !
Tourist guide-booklet is prepared by:
“Karaļa Kalna Fonds” foundation
United Reg. No.40008129043
Juridical address: “Karaļa Kalns”
Aglonas pagasts, Preiļu rajons, LV-5304 (Aglona civil parish, Preiļi region, post code LV-5304)
Bank: “Swedbank” AS, Branch: Elizabete
Bank code: HABALV22