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Turaida Castle

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Address: Sigulda, Latvia
Phone Number: 37167971402
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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$130.26*
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Half-Day Private Tour to Sigulda from Riga
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$227.38*
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Private Tour of Sigulda and Turaida from Riga

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Well preserved

Relatively speaking this place is well maintained. Make sure you walk to the top for the view. It's a bunch of stairs but worth it. Also make sure you walk the grounds for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Chandler, Arizona
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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Relatively speaking this place is well maintained. Make sure you walk to the top for the view. It's a bunch of stairs but worth it. Also make sure you walk the grounds for the statues

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After exiting Siguldas train station from Riga, head to bus platform 4 outside the station to get the bus 12 to Turaida. The cost for the bus ride will be euro0.50. (Do take note that this bus don't run frequently, but will coincide with the train schedule mostly.) Stop at the castle and take about 2hrs-3hrs to explore the grounds.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle has been rebuilt, is visible from both sides of the Guaja River a stunning site the Castle pops above the trees stunning site. Has beautiful grounds with a variety of stone statues, very clean well maintained.plenty of towers to walk up enabling you yo ge amazing views. The restoration is a credit to all those involved. Worth the... More 

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Thank Liz K
australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe we were let down by the drizzly weather or we had seen one too many castles... It was well presented and clean and tidy but was over restored like many of the castles we've seen. All the plaques had good English translations. Views were nice.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid 5 euros per adult which I thought was a reasonable price for what you get to see. Everyone straight away rushes to the tower, several flights of narrow brick stairs you reach the top were you get the fantastic view of river gauja valley. Then you can walk around the castle museum which is very informative and there... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank U5739RHandrewr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 August 18, 2016

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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