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Address: Sigulda, Latvia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A highlight in Gauja National Park

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Nice park. I especially liked the Tower. Impressive building with a nice view. The cafe is also worth a visit:-)

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Vantaa, Southern Finland, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This place is definitely worth a visit. We went there relatively late, so only a few places were open. The view from the tower is worth the climb and the castle (part preserved, part ruins) is fascinating.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Part of a large complex inclding medieval house, landscape gardens and sculptures. The castle is a mix of crumbling ruins and renovated brick. The tower is enormous and worth the climb for the views. Depending on your time of visit you may see and hear traditional Baltic folk singers and dramas from across the region.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Beautiful red brick tower set in green plains with a sad love story from the 17th century. The weather in summer is known to be wet so do bring an umbrella or raincoat. We were ill prepared for it and were completely drenched! Tours do not provide umbrellas so do come prepared. You can climb the tower through narrow steep... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The castle is set on a huge grounds with lots to see and do. The old folk statues were.realy well set on the gardens and worth the walk around. The castle itself is very well done including some original parts and others that are renovated. So you get a good feel for what it was originally like. If you go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is well worth visiting. A must see in the area. Get there early to avoid too many people, although it is not yet overcrowded.

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Address: Sigulda, Latvia
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Vidzeme Region  >  Sigulda

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