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
Castle is not a large castle, I'd say mid-size. I think what makes this castle special is the climb up the tower and the nice view. Other parts of the castle are nicely reconstructed and exhibits... more »
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.... more »
It's cheap and really quite good, the castle is very impressive and the grounds are lovely. The entry price is worth it for the tower alone, great views from the top, I just hope for better weather for you than on the day I was there. There's a separate exhibit that was free on the day I was there, but is usually €3 extra - this didn't impress, as there was a lot to read, and not much to see. It's very new though, so they need to pay for it somehow!
A great spot to see something different. The place is massive and lots of variety to explore. A garden with lots of modern carves rock statues in a backdrop of nature, A small history museum, and a large castle ruins to explore. Enjoyed...
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