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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  • Probably my favourite individual attraction in my 5 days visiting Latvia. Best views of the river from the tower the most information available on the history of both the castle and area. Picturesque ...  more »
  • The castle is not so close to Riga, the day I went was not very good (rained too much) and the structure of the place is not the best, so my experience turned out not to be as good as I thought it would be.
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  • Great castle experience! You can go all the way to the top of the tower without a guide and you can explore the entire castle grounds even outside of the castle. This is better than other Baltic castles. The price is reasonable. There are a few museums on the grounds that are worth visiting to learn more about the history of the area.
  • Very beautiful and colorful place and castle. Go visit it. I do not like the fact that absolutely all parking places around the castle are for 1.5 euro fee. But this is the only negative aspect that does mot relate to castle and surroundings. Recommended to visit.
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