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Turaida Castle

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Address: Sigulda, Latvia
Phone Number: 37167971402
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Half-Day Private Tour to Sigulda from Riga
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Private Tour of Sigulda and Turaida from Riga

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Get the cable car from sigulda

If you get the car up, you end up walking through forest and you will pass the cave on your way. This was the highlight for me. The grounds of the castle are really nice and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
scott j
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you get the car up, you end up walking through forest and you will pass the cave on your way. This was the highlight for me. The grounds of the castle are really nice and I do believe that it is free to explore the grounds (might be wrong on this) whereas the castle itself was nothing much. Most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although the castle itself is not as extravagant as others, you get to experience and learn alot abput the region with the various exhibitions throughout the complex. The long walk up the tower will give you a nice view of the castle and park area, as well as the surrounding Gauja River and National Park. Once you're done with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The background of Turaida castle is pretty impressive. The scenery seems to be directly out of a John Constable painting. Walking around is a pleasure in itself. Bring your picnic for a great experience. The castle, or what's left of it, was interesting with some well made exhibitions in english.

Thank Francis F
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To my liking there has been too much rebuilding done. And it is not always easy to tell where the old and where the new walls are. Apart of that it is really a place to witness the building genius of our ancestors. Helps to understand medieval history, it's wars and day-to-day life. A must-see if you happen to visit... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid a special visit to this castle, however it was not very impressive tour. Also for the content of visit I would think tickets are a bit overpriced. The castle is mostly famous for it's nice view of Gauja valley from they high tower ( this is place from where all photo's are taken ). The rest are ruins... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take some time and walk around, go to the top of the towere and see the views that are basically unchanged for centuries.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views from the tower and well presented exhibitions. Inside a huge park full of traditional buildings and statues.

Thank Ana J
Meckenbeuren, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative museum with great park and castle. You should have an afternoon off to have enough time to explore the castle and the park!

Thank Bleidohne
Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle is at the end of a walk through Turaida Museum Reserve in which are other buildings of interest. I like historic buildings and so was keen to visit here although compared to some English castles, this one is much smaller with fewer historical features. However, it has been well renovated and there are people in period dress to... More 

Thank ge0rgiana
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great day trip from Riga; especially because the train is so cheap! Amount of walking varies. After arriving at the train station, be sure to visit the tourist information centre attached to the train station itself, and get the official walking map. The staff will also tell you the schedule for the local bus for Sigulda-Turaida and Turaida-Sigulda. Most recommend... More 

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