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Turaida Castle, Sigulda

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Walk along the castle ramparts and explore the elements of medieval building at Turaida Castle, which means "Thor's garden" in the language of the ancient inhabitants. The red-brick castle is a cultural landmark with a special protection status. Archbishop of Riga requested the building be constructed for an order of Crusaders in 1214. As you tour the building, you'll see the original surviving fragments of a defensive wall, the main tower, a semi-rounded tower, and the western section. Learn about the history and the restoration process at exhibits inside the restored buildings. You can climb the main tower for a view of the valley. See Turaida Castle and all Sigulda has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sigulda trip itinerary builder site.
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  • The estate itself gives an interesting picture of peasant life in Latvia with an excellent exhibition on the system of corvee. It’s scary to grasp how recently serfdom was abolished. The castle... 
    The estate itself gives an interesting picture of peasant life in Latvia with an excellent exhibition on the system of corvee. It’s scary to grasp how recently serfdom was abolished. The castle...  more »
  • Truly stunning landscape of the Latvian countryside withva big old castle in its centre. The area around the castle is a forested masterpiece. The castle allows visitors to climb the towers for the....  more
    Truly stunning landscape of the Latvian countryside withva big old castle in its centre. The area around the castle is a forested masterpiece. The castle allows visitors to climb the towers for the....  more »
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  • Great attraction! The castle was very nice. Great views from the top. Nice grounds to walk around and tons to see. The statue garden was beautiful. Make sure to go down the nature walk to see the cave at the bottom.
  • Quite a big territory to walk around, so plan at least couple hours to spend there. It's a beautiful place to visit in summer- because of the park territory. The castle itself is not that big, but the view from the top is great. Worth to visit at least once 👍🏻

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