Gauja National Park, Vidzeme Region

4.6
#1 of 38 in Parks in Vidzeme Region
With almost half of its territory covered in dense forest, Gauja National Park features a landscape dominated by the Gauja River and a range of historical monuments. Spread over 91,745 hectares (226,707 acres), the park was established to protect the environment and provide a nature retreat. You can encounter almost 900 plant and 200 animal species at the site, as well as over 500 monuments and a plethora of nature trails. Look for forts, castles, and windmills related to folk tales and legends hidden among the wilderness away from hotels and busy streets. See https://www.entergauja.com/lv/ for more. Put Gauja National Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sigulda trip itinerary maker site.
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  • i visited here on a day-trip from Riga. It's 2.80 by bus and about 90 minute journey. The main highlights are Turaida castle, the hiking trails and I particularly recommend Paradise Hill.  more »
  • In my opinion, Gauja National Park is the most beautiful part of Latvia. But they also recognized this and it is more on the expensive side.  more »
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  • So peaceful, green and quiet place with wild blueberry and amazing caves! We came here with our two kids and it was interesting for all of us!
  • Great place to have a long walk - there are several routes are available (difference is in complicity). Nature here is just awesome - trees, bushes, flowers, ponds and whilst you are walking, birds are singing for and with you 😃 loved this place

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