This is one of the most
picturesque and the most popular outcrops of red sandstone of the
Devonian period, which is situated on both banks of the Amata river and
is surrounded by woods and meadows.
The outcrop is divided
into two parts; in the Southeast, away from the Amata is a 44m high
semicircular precipice, and in the Northwest there is a 19 m high
protuberance of cliff which washes against the Amata river. The total
length of the precipice is approximately 200m. Slightly below the
Zvārtes Rock on the other bank of the Amata, is Miglas (Fog) Rock which
is also known as Čūskas (Snake) Rock and measures 25m in height.
magnificent view opens up fromriver and the top of the rock. There is a
convenient staircase to reach these viewpoints. There are a lot of
legends about this cliff involving stories of how witches and devils
could be found in the area, especially during the winter and summer
Zvārtes Rock is a natural geological monument, located in the territory of the Gauja National Park.