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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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Private Tour of Sigulda and Turaida from Riga

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Really authentic Medieval Experience

Nice, authentic view over the Gauja river and Gaujas nacionālais parks. Definitely worth visiting, many historic medieval sightseeing sights/castles. Best enjoyed in spring/summer.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked here from the town (about an hour) pleasant walk on tarmac path, so even in winter it was easy enough. There was snow and ice so must be a little careful. First surprise, the entrance wasn't as expensive as Cesis, the entry ticket 3€ and the programme (not necessary although I bought it) .85cts. There were a few... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am regular visitor to this place, mostly with guests. Less than hour drive from Riga castle and park is great place to visit at any time of year. Certainly Autumn is among favourite with all the beauty of colourful leaves. Once you are at site there is plenty to see in number of historical buildings, church and do not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, authentic view over the Gauja river and Gaujas nacionālais parks. Definitely worth visiting, many historic medieval sightseeing sights/castles. Best enjoyed in spring/summer.

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Lidingo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

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 January 8, 2017

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

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

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 

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Leicester, UK
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

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

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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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