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Turaida Castle

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Address: Sigulda, Latvia
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+371 67 971 402
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The view is fantastic

The Turaida Castle is situated on a hill top, and when you go up to the top floor of the tower you have a fantastic view over the area. The exhibitions about the castle and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hesperange, Luxembourg
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Lidingo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice view, interesting and well planned exhibitions in four languages (sadly some of them currently closed), a pleasant area for a stroll. The castle itself is ok, but not special, but together with the whole estate it makes a great out-of-town destination. It takes about 2 hours to see it all, at least in winter conditions. If you're coming to... More 

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Hesperange, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Turaida Castle is situated on a hill top, and when you go up to the top floor of the tower you have a fantastic view over the area. The exhibitions about the castle and history are in multiple languages and very interesting

Thank Sidelmann
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is gorgeous. Wonderful views. This was our last stop on the three castle hike. We had fun exploring the grounds and got some great photos. We had planned to take a bus back to Sigulda and take the train to Riga from there, but there's actually a bus across the street that takes you directly to Riga that's... More 

Thank Kaitlyn A
Leicester, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Redeeming feature is an interesting museum exhibit, on balance if you have the time go there, but don't necessarily make a special trip for it

Thank wutan_thai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Since we were out of season much of the park was closed, however it was wonderfully quiet which gave us the opportunity to explore at our leisure and ascend the many steps at our own pace without holding anyone up. We were the only people in the tower which was wonderful as every view point was open to us. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Would like to share some notes about Turaida castle. + historical place + wonderful view around + cheap entrance + fantastic fresh air + great park to walk - no good bistro nearby - infrastructure could be better Highly recommend!

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Sigulda, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Turaida museum -reserve is one of most popular place to be visited in Latvia. A regional historical museum is located there. There is research done and several publications available. Several activities are organized in Turaida annually. One of the most popular is celebration of Summer solstice (Līgo) that is celebrated with songs and dances through all night. Scientific conferences, activities... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Visited in sept 15. Day trip that ended in some hours here. It seems to be a place set up to look how things were years ago. Not many people here. Very beautiful grounds and the buildings interesting. The climb to the top of the tower nearly killed me but I made it and the view was worth the aching... More 

Thank karen m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We spent an afternoon here in the park, checking out the castle as well as walking the grounds. Interesting history and setting, especially in October when we visited and the leaves were changing - the view from the castle over the river was gorgeous. We went on a very short hike and also visited their coffee shop which was adorable... More 

Thank alyssas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The castle is within easy walking distance of the town center and is suitable for picturesque photos. It is a ruin and gives very nice views of the surrounding woods

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