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Turaida Castle

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Address: Sigulda, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67 971 402
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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
karen m
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 

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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

Thank Dieter S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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 October 9, 2016 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 October 7, 2016

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

Thank Tom K

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