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Turaida Castle

Sigulda, Latvia
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Sigulda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Traveler Description: Turaida Medieval Castle was built in 1214 according to the Bishop Albert’s directive. Gradual expansion and building continued until the 16TH... more »
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Mumbai
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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Probably the most important tourist site in Latvia. A very interesting experience exploring this great castle and its grounds.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Castle is definitely over-hyped, over-rated, & over-priced! I felt that I had wasted my time & do not recommend as a site to visit.

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Athens, Greece
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

One of the oldest visible castles in Latvia is Turaida castle - it is built in 1214. Few buildings in Latvia are located in such a splendid landscape - castle is set on some 80 metres high strip of land between two ravines at Gauja River. There is marvellous view from its 27 metres high tower over the forested Gauja... More

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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A little bit overpriced but still fun to see. Enjoyed the nice scenery from the tower and inside the park territory.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
69 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Think about my advise, it is not worth to spend your time and money for this castle, choose some other castle! As an example, I can recommend you Cesis castle, it is much more authentic place. If you are castle fan and it is a must for you to visit every castle around then you will surely skip my advise... More

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Grapevine, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great place to visit if you have the opportunity, it's a day trip out of Riga. It is about 90-120 minutes from Riga, depending on traffic. The castle is quite interesting, and the view from the tower is exceptional. There is a nice park, you could spend a few hours visiting and walking around the grounds. Coming from the 'new'... More

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Valmiera, Latvia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

It's a great day out visiting Turaida castle because its not just you are visiting castle, there is a huge park around and if you fancy can do a walk through forest.

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milpitasca
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205 reviews 205 reviews
63 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

What a lovely park! It is devoted to Latvian folk songs and the 25 huge sculptures are placed throughout the park grounds you walk through on the way to Turaida Castle. Many critics have written about the castle quite well. I want everyone to be aware of these dramatic stone sculptures and allow ample time for viewing and pondering.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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353 reviews 353 reviews
149 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Visited this place doing a small hike from Sigulda. Takes 1½-2 hours to get their depending how fast you are and how easy you find a track (maps not a 100% reliable though). The Castle is a nice place to visit; in particular the view from the tower is spectacular. Also, you can have a nice walk around in the... More

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LSara0
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Great place for anybody. So beautiful castle and nature. (One of the most picturesque medieval castles in Latvia, built in 1214. There has been preserved the only keep in Latvia, beautiful view opens from it.)

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