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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Turaida Castle Reviews
The castle is part of a huge area and the views especially from the tower are beautiful, but it lacks authenticity and the aged feel you would expect in an old castle. Especially the interactive... more »
For just 35 euros you can book a guided tour in the castle (I recommend doing it in advance). The guide is very knowledgeable and makes the trip to this excellent piece of Livonian/Latvian/Baltic... more »
We went during fall and I'm so happy we did. It was absolutely gorgeous. It was about a 20 minute wait in line to go up the tower but totally worth it. It's a spectacular view from the top.
I visited here as a day-trip from Riga. You can visit by bus or train. I got a small minivan for 2.80 which I suggest as got right outside Turaida castle. The castle itself is nice with some displays on the history of the castle in English. You can combine this trip with some other sites in Gauja national park
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