Sigulda

Sigulda is administratively in the Riga region, however culturally a part of the Vidzeme region. The city is some 50 kilometers to the east of Riga.

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Sigulda Medieval Castle Ruins

Located next to the Sigulda New castle. Built in 1207 by the Order of the Brethren of the Sword. In the ruins there's an open air stage. Two towers are restored (in one of them you can try wearing armor and there is a locally-made candles shop at the top; from the top of the other one you can see impressive panorama) as well as some corridors.

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Gutmanis cave

Lies half-way between Sigulda and Turaida castle and has a little creek flowing from it. A legend states that the water in the creek emanates from Gutmanis' tears, and drinking it is supposed to be healthy and boosting one's lifespan. Try it at your own risk, or just watch people stopping by to fill entire bottles.

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Sigulda Walking Stick

is the most popular tourist souvenir for more than a hundred years. The canes have different sizes, starting from very small (almost like a key ring) till actual size, which you could use exploring the city. You can find them at Turaida castle, Tourism information centre, Gutmanis cave, etc.

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Sigulda New Castle

Built in the end of 19th century. A restaurant and the city council are located in the castle. Close to the entrance of castle yard and the parking there is a small square full of cute sculptures of warriors, made from metal household appliances and stone.

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Turaida castle

About 4km outside of Sigulda and a major sight. It's been rebuilt in the Soviet area and now houses exhibition space and a small café. It also has fabulous views over the valley and the river.

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Walking-stick Square

Opened in 2007. The walking stick is a symbol of Sigulda town. Locals have made walking sticks since the 19th century to help tourists walk up and down the primeval valley of the Gauja River.

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Amusement park Wild cat

Adventure Park Mežakaķis is a sporty activity or a walk in the trees, and it is designed for people that are fond of active lifestyle and spending time in open air.

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Bobsledding

In winter, slide down the '''bobsled track''' or '''ski''' in the mini ski resort. During summer weekends, the bobsled run is converted for use by 'wheel-bobs'.

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City card Siguldas spieķis

Is the key to unique Sigulda experience for individual travelers. The card gives free entry to the main sights and the museum, and money saving special offers.

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Aerodium

Free flight simulator - first vertical wind tunnel in Eastern Europe. It breaks gravity rules and allows you to fly with the help of newest technologies.

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Krimulda Palace and Ruins

Are located about 800 m further from Gutmanis Cave up the Serpentine road. The Cable car take tourists to Sigulda side every half hour.

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Cable car

Ride '''Latvia's only cable car''' across the Gauja valley and enjoy the view.

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Canoeing

Do a '''canoe tour''' in Gauja National Park. Take care of your arms.

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Sigulda Adventure Park Tarzan

The largest outdoor adventure park in the Baltics.


Siguldas Pludmale

Nice camping place for a canoe tour.

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Latroze

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Melnais Kaķis

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