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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Interesting Stop in Gauja

A nice stop in the Gauja Park and worth a stop. I wish that more of the interior was available to tour through and that some of the old artifacts were still there to see. It was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A nice stop in the Gauja Park and worth a stop. I wish that more of the interior was available to tour through and that some of the old artifacts were still there to see. It was a bit hard for our children (4 and 7) to imagine what happened inside because little was left. That being said, the location... More 

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Gdansk, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Turaida Castle & reserve is a really nice place close to Sigulda (buses run from Sigulda to the reserve), around 1h from Riga by car. You have to buy a ticket to visit both the reserve and the Castle. The visit of the Castle is quite interesting (you can find several information on the Castle History) but the most interesting... More 

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Or Yehudah, Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I live in Israel and we were on a week-long organized tour of Lithuania and Latvia. Our trip itinerary billed Sigulda as the “Switzerland” of Latvia, and being nature lovers and mountain hikers, we were very much looking forward to visiting Sigulda. We were not disappointed. The countryside here is very beautiful, but no doubt our visit... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The castle itself is decent enough, with the surrounding park and hikes are very nice. Unfortunately I had really rude staff at the ticket office that ruined the experience for me.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The castle is fairly impressive but equally impressive are the tranquil gardens that surround it. Obviously renovated, the castle is still worth a visit. The souvenir shops are outside the entrance and so do not spoil the atmosphere. If you happen to be in Sigulda then you need to see the castle!

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Concord, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The interpretative centre for the old lovinian history was great. The castle and adjoining buildings was well presented and inspired the imagination about how it could have been in the 13th century.

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Lauchringen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Located in a park with a number of historic buildung and lots of sculptures, this is a nice and relaxing visit. The exhibitions you find in several of the rooms are nicely done and interesting. Definitely worth a visit.

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Grand Bend, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Turaida (god's garden) is located about 50 kms. from Riga. The Turaida Museum Reserve consists of Turaida Manor, Folk Song Park, Turaida Church and church hill, and Turaida Castle. The castle was built in in 1214 by the Teutonic Knight, and left in ruins after a fire in 1776. The castle is currently partly preserved, partly ruins, and partly renovated,... More 

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Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Turaida castle is OK, we haven't got enough time to see everything. View from the tower is probably the best thing there. We've seen many other castles and this wasn't the best. But its surroundings are green and pretty. We went by clean, air conditioned bus from Riga (2.15 euros per person, which is quite cheap). Mini bus from Sigulda... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautiful grounds, would've loved to have had more time there (we spent less than two hours and that's only because we were in a rush). Feels like the perfect spot to spend half a day, leisurely wander around, lie out on the grass with a good book for awhile...

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