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Turaida Castle

Sigulda, Latvia
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Sigulda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Turaida Castle is in Sigulda and is a very interesting walk back in time. The view from the tower over the Gauja Valley is beautiful. To get a full appreciation of the place one needs to spend at least 3 hours exploring the area. The souvenir shops offer many Latvian handcrafts and mementos. Parts of the complex are beautifully restored.... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We made walking tour from cable car (krimulda) till turaida castle and back.there arw signs everywhere,so easy to get to.it's a €5 entrance for complex with several museums and you can also climb up tower top.whole walking trip from sigulda to castle and back would take you 3-4h and I'd suggest even beginners to do it-ypu can rent walking sticks... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We took the bus to Sigulda and walked to Turaida, passing the new castle in Sigulda (not really worth a stop), across the river and up the other side to Krimulda. We would have taken the cable-car had it been open! A 3km walk along the road brought us to Turaida and the entrance to the park. Disabled access is... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great place for an outdoor trip! Had a chance to try bow shooting, viewed some magnificent views from the top of the castle, learned more about history of Latvia, and had a nice walk around the woods! Great place to go with family of friends!

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London, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Visited as part of a small tour (just the two of us) while in Riga. The castle is part of a large complex which also has a series of 19th century farm buildings and the oldest wooden church in Latvia. As many reviewers have noted, the castle is a combination of rebuilt ruins and recreated areas. However, it does effectively... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were on a cruise through the Baltic Sea and had a stop at Riga, Latvia. From there we visited the town of Sigulda, which is simply beautiful. Small and old, but with lots of history. In there you can visit the Turaida Castle, which has a story or legend behind it. It is the story of a girl, who... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you go there by public transport, be prepare to walk about 6 kilometers from Sigulda bus / railway station. The local bus exists but I saw it only once in a whole day. Nice views from tower, nice place to learn about the local history, but nothing really special.

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Riga, Latvia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Pay 1.5 euro parking, pay 5 euro entrance and watch the worste crap castle you have seen in your life....

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Helsinki, Finland
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19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The castle is mostly rebuilt to a standing ruin so you get a good idea of how the castle used to be like. The castle grounds are beautiful and extensive. The climb to the tower for the panoramic view is well worth it. The museum is large, consisting of many buildings, but does a poor job at giving you an... More 

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Sydney Australia
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38 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Try not to on a very hot day as there is not a lot of shelter. It is very interesting though.If you have the energy, climb the 136 steps of the tower for a great view.

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