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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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Private Tour of Sigulda and Turaida from Riga
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Half-Day Private Tour to Sigulda from Riga

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Beautiful grounds. Lots of rooms with displays and English captions. View from the tower was very nice.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like almost every Latvian I have been to Turaida a million times with school excursions. After 10 years skipping this venue, it was very nice to go there again and see the valuable old things as well as the development and a lot new things to do. Worth to return!

Thank Laurencija D
Powhatan, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did an excursion from our cruise ship while docked in Riga. Went to Sigulda and Turaida to visit castles. A pleasant drive but these 13th century castles were not very good. A few exhibets and restorations but not a lot left of the original castles. Riga is not a good stop for the cruise ships as there is very... More 

Thank Ron F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is very beautiful. Good place to go with family our alone. It's a good place for walk a lot and see the nature!

Thank Georgia B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds. Lots of rooms with displays and English captions. View from the tower was very nice.

Thank Tom K
Daugavpils, Latvia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love old castles and climbing old stairs. The view from the top of the tower is very beautiful at the end of September/October time. Also people working there are nice, with rare exceptions. To one my question about the exhibition, I received an answer "I don't know, read it on the wall". Well, that was not very nice.

Thank Jolanta_Sh
Lod, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place in oktober, after a short walk in Sigulda, the place is beautiful, you have a breath taken view and then you may take a walk in the castles garden witch is just beautiful. Great getaway from the city.

Thank gkimbaro
Boliden, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This region is rich in medieval castles and fortresses, and this one seems to be the best preserved. The castle is part of a Nature Reserve, for which you have to get the ticket. The castle is the main attraction, but there are more interesting sites to visit, including the beautiful gardens (not to miss). So, if you have time,... More 

Thank Ana L
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went past on a sunny day canoeing it looked great and very impressive had a quick look around as we where stopping near by

Thank Robert L
Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank cjschreiner
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 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 

Thank Tan G

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