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Turaida Castle

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Address: Sigulda, Latvia
Phone Number: 37167971402
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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castle in the park

Turaida castle is situated in the big national park. If you come up to the tower you will have a great view to the river and hills - especially beautiful in autumn.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kiev, Ukraine
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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Turaida castle is situated in the big national park. If you come up to the tower you will have a great view to the river and hills - especially beautiful in autumn.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This October whilst visiting Latvia, we decided to go to Sigulda. Turaida Castle is a must see, especially in the autumn. If you go up in the castle tower it is well worth climbing all of the steps for the amazing views. The stairs are quite hard work so not for everyone really. The grounds are a pleasure to walk... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site has been restored very well and sympathetically so you get a great feel for what it was like back then. The interactive displays are good for kids in particular and the staff are very friendly. Lots to buy here too so worth a longer visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great job on the renovation. Did a very good job for display's where you can read and see the history of this place. Beatifully kept and cleen grounds. Not recomended to claim the stairs for the persons with claustrophobia.

Thank AcostaLL
London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really wonderful castle, so much to see and do, great little cafe on site. Staff were helpful and friendly. A must see in Sigulda

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Turaida Castle is probably the most famous in Latvia, with reason! Nice castle, a lot to see, and big and various exhibitions in the buildings. But! Don't forget, it's also an estate! I spent almost the same time to see it like to see the castle! A lot of economic and agricultural buildings, a bathhouse with a cute lady, ponies... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a nice afternoon in this Castle on my visit to Sigulda. We walked from Sigulda castle passing by the Gūtmaņa cave to Turaida. It was interesting to explore the castle and fascinate about life in it during medieval times. I especially enjoyed the nature surrounding the place and the trail leading to it. Though the place was a bit... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Very nice park and mostly friendly staff, but definitely made for tourists and school classes. Castle was rebuild in second half of 20th century, so it is not authentic - but nice to see how medieval life was like.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We used the local bus to travel here from Riga to Sigulda and then a short mini bus trip to Turaida. The castle itself is interesting, the highlight for us was the view from the top of the tower. A formidable climb for a couple in their 70s but well worth the effort. The grounds were attractive and facilities good.... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Beautiful green park used for folk dancing.26 sculptures surrounded by a forest now in foliage. Climbing up the castle recommended

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