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Gauja National Park

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Address: Sigulda 2150, Latvia
Phone Number: 371 7974006
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big nice park

big nice park with cable car, which can take you from one side to another. Cable car departs every hour. Nice place for walking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kiev, Ukraine
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Kiev, Ukraine
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

big nice park with cable car, which can take you from one side to another. Cable car departs every hour. Nice place for walking.

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

Best enjoyed in warmer weather, this is a nature haven with various activities for the whole family. The walking trails are terrific and the caves etc, very interesting history.

Thank Inara D
Budapest, Hungary
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131 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful nature with the river Gauja. Wort to visit, walk some in the nature, see the calm river. Visit Sigulda, Cesis, there are a lot of places above the cities too!

Thank vaztaba
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see the fall colours of the nature. 1 hour (2,4 eur one way) train ride from Riga. Lot of people around, but the views are not really that special, especially if you are expecting the "Alps or The Lapland of Latvia". The cost of the cable car (1000m, 10min ride) was 7eur one way! That was ridicilously... More 

Thank tonppa
Girona, Spain
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65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Visiting this park was possibly the best thing I did while in Latvia. I only regret not having a ride on the cable car over the river valley (it was having some mechanical issues and we decided not to push our luck).

Thank Jordi P
Albury, Australia
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142 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Unless you have never seen a cave before, then this is one you can give a miss. It's supposed to be the widest and highest cave in the Baltics, but it's really just a hollow under a rock - 18 m deep, 12 m wide and 10 m high. Some of the carved names date back to the 17th Century... More 

Thank Shirley D
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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76 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The Gauja valley are is called "Swiss of Latvia" and it is truly amazing place. There are nice trails for hikes and MTB and on some places you can put your tent for free (indicated on maps), however, it somehow does not feel safe (as e.g. in Estonia). I would recommend walking around all three castles, but to save time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Pleanty to see. Walk around Sigulda. Visit cesis for somewhere less developed.A Bike helps to Explorer the arewa.

Thank Ian J
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Gauja river winds through park in all directions. There are two castle ruins in Siguilda and Turaida and would be good for trekking.

Thank 513cid
Gdansk, Poland
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130 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Gauja National Park in Sigulda (1h from Riga by car) offers a wide variety of entertaining visits. I especially advice the following (1 full day, ~18/20km): + Start asking information on the trails/routes at the information center Do not miss the Laima clock in front of the train station + Visit the area around the New Sigulda Castle (the mansion... More 

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