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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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Impressing medieval castle in lovely surroundings. Not far from Riga, rent a car and go there. Well worth a wisit, a lot to see!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressing medieval castle in lovely surroundings. Not far from Riga, rent a car and go there. Well worth a wisit, a lot to see!

Thank persvanbergstockholm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a traveller i have been to lots of castles, i have to say there is nothing special about the castle itself. However we have stayed in Riga for four days and we might have walked every street in Riga centre at least twice in the past few days, this has been defo a good trip to get out of... More 

Thank vivianl139
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the most impressive castle in Sigulda. The view from the top of the 42m Donjon Tower has the best view of Sigulda. The other structures had a good amount of display but I was castled out by this point and breezed past most of them. The rest of the complex included a sculpture garden with works dedicated to... More 

Thank thelonious22
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my daughter (19) spent there enjoyable 2 hours. In order to get to Truida Castle we took a minibus the leaves from the small bus station by the train station. For buses timetable ask at the tourist information that is also located in the train station.

Thank VeredLivne
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice overlook of the valley, interesting stories if you have a guide, and nice cave and castle nearby. Nice cafe at exit.

Thank Waynetrip_12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to go to the place on foot after getting to Krimulda by cable-car. Quite a long walk but definitely worth it! The walk goes across the meadows and by the famous cave. Two things I would totally recommend to do once you are in the castle - arrow shooting (the instructor is very helpful and would recommend you... More 

Thank Юрій Р
Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a little excursion from Sigulda to Turaida Castle. We rode the cable cars and walked the long walk to the castle, which was tiring, but it was such a great view that it was well worth it!

Thank wittstamp
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely and well restored castle, very evocative of the Latvian Middle Ages. The grounds and various maintained buildings (church, blacksmiths etc) are very pretty and with the castle give an interesting historical experience. Great views over the Gauja.

Thank cuccir
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this castle in December as part of a day trip from Riga. There is amazing history to be had and the view from the top is worth the climb. A pretty well preserved castle.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Lahti, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is maintained and clean. The buildings are in poor condition. Recently restored buildings are in a poor state again. Construction and repair works using the wrong materials.

Thank susihunt

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