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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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  • Cool old castle. 3.50 euros to get in. Nice ground to walk around. We came here in winter which made everything look beautful. You can climb one of the towers which give you a great view of he... 
    Cool old castle. 3.50 euros to get in. Nice ground to walk around. We came here in winter which made everything look beautful. You can climb one of the towers which give you a great view of he...  more »
  • The castle is a partially reconstructed red brick castle. It is pretty cool looking and you get some great views from the top of the largest tower. The woods, fields, and river around the castle... 
    The castle is a partially reconstructed red brick castle. It is pretty cool looking and you get some great views from the top of the largest tower. The woods, fields, and river around the castle...  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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