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Sigulda

Sometimes small countries hide so many interesting places that it is hard to believe it. Thus, Latvia, in which only 2 million people live, can open the door for you to extraordinarily beautiful places surrounded by nature and filled with secrets that you have to solve. Sigulda, a small town located in the center of Latvia, is one of the most picturesque places in the country.

Unity with nature

First of all, those who want peace and tranquility go to Sigulda. And if you are ready to meet with local attractions, then feel free to start your tourist route.

  • Turaida Castle It is the most visited historical complex in Latvia. The castle was built at the beginning of the 13th century and became the residence of the Bishop of Riga. At first it was called Fredeland, which means “peaceful land” in German. But the name did not stick, and later it was called “Turaida” - “divine garden”.

On the territory of this complex, which occupies more than 46 hectares, there are many monuments of culture and architecture that tell you a story from the 11th century.

In ancient times, Turaida had an important defense function, protecting the city from possible bulk from the sea. In addition to the castle, you can also visit the Folk Songs Park or visit the memory of Turaida Rose, a girl who sacrificed her life for love, becoming a symbol of loyalty.

You also have a great opportunity to see the Turaida stables where you can ride and get some horse riding lessons from an experienced instructor.

  • New castle. In addition to the old castle Turaida in Sigulda, there is another, more new, which you can see in the photo. It was built in the 18th century by the "order" of Prince Kropotkin. Today it houses a regional duma, but tourists can look at the buildings preserved from that time and listen to stories about their origin.
  • Unique caves. Gutmania began to form more than 10 thousand years ago thanks to the water of the ice age, which stubbornly sharpened a stone and made huge sandstone in it. On the walls of the cave you can see the inscriptions of ancient tribes of historical value. The cave received its name in honor of the famous healer who treated the local people with water flowing from it.

Not far away is also the Black Cave, with which the Latvians are connected with the belief that it was there that the devil expected the coming of night to do its unkind things. From his sinister breath the walls of the cave turned black, that is why she received such a name.

  • Amber workshop. To visit on holiday in Sigulda and not see with my own eyes how amber is treated, just a crime. You will be able to get acquainted with the master Harios Jakobson, who will graciously meet you, lead you to your workplace and will surely tell you a lot of interesting things. In particular, you can see how an ordinary piece of amber turns into a work of art, and also learn the secrets of distinguishing a real stone from a fake. A nice bonus - the master will show and tell all this without taking a penny from you.
  • Cable car You can see the stunning landscapes of Sigulda from a bird's-eye view by taking a ride on the only cable car in the Baltics. At an altitude of 42 meters there is a beautiful view of the castles and the river Gauja.
  • This extreme. And what to see for those who love outdoor activities? Of course, the most famous attractions:

First of all, Aerodium is a vertical wind tunnel in which you can fly without a parachute or any other help. Such entertainment is available for visitors aged from 5 to 75 years, with a weight of at least 20, but not more than 100 kg. By the way, it was in this place that the scenes for the film “The Armor of God: Mission of the Zodiac” were filmed with Jackie Chan in the lead role.

After flying in an aerotube, you can go to the Ramkalni rest park, where you will be offered to ride a high-speed sled - Rodol and see a bobsleigh track, built during the times of the Soviet Union. In winter, Sigulda offers a real paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, because it is here that you can learn how to ride a snowboard or hone your existing skiing skills. For tourists are available as specially equipped trails, and wild paths that conceal a lot of difficulties.

If you do not know where to go with the child, go to the amusement park "Tarzan". There, along with your children, you can plunge into the real world of endurance tests, trying to conquer more than 80 different wooden obstacles placed on trees at a height of 20 meters.

But in the summer, those who decide to take a tram ride on the cable car will also be offered an extra dose of adrenaline in the summer by jumping from a trailer on a bungee trailer.

If you go to Sigulda with your loved ones, the most romantic time will be a balloon flight. The duration of the flight is from 1 to 4 hours and, hovering above the ground, you can confess to your soulmate in love or even make an offer.

Well, after a fun adventure do not forget to eat and relax. You can do this by visiting the wine-making house, where you will have a fascinating excursion, tell you about the secrets of making local wine and, of course, will give you a chance to taste this wonderful drink.

Despite the fact that Sigulda is quite small in size, in the city you can easily find hotels, shops, restaurants and places for entertainment.
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Sigulda is an amazing city in Latvia

Sigulda is an amazing city in Latvia

Sigulda is a small town 50 kilometers east of Riga and probably the most picturesque region of the country, for which it is known far beyond the borders of Latvia. Located in the historical region of Vidzeme. on the territory of the Gauja National Park, the neighborhood of Sigulda is also called Latvian Switzerland. The area of ​​the city is 18 sq. Km. population 11466 inhabitants, zip code LV-2150.

Sigulda is located right by the Pskov Highway A2, as well as the railway line from Riga passes here. The regional road P8 leads to Cugums. P6 P7 can be reached via Saulkrasti. and the P9 road leads to Limbazi. In the city and the surrounding area there are several ski slopes.

Sigulda is the administrative capital of the Sigulda region (Siguldas novads), which includes the city itself and three volosts Allazhskaya (Allazhu pagasts), Sea (Mores pagasts) and Sigulda (Siguldas pagasts). The area of ​​the edge is 360 sq. Km. population of 18095 inhabitants.

Official site of Sigulda region: www.sigulda.lv

sights

In Sigulda forest park, in the valley of the wayward river Gauja, there are more than 250 century-old oaks of 2-3 meters in circumference, many unique and exotic trees. Nature, historical and cultural monuments attract about a million tourists every year.

Gutman's cave is the largest cave, from its base flows out to the source of pure spring water, which is considered healing. Enveloped in history and legends, Sigulda has a special romance and has long become a favorite walking place for lovers, and at the tomb of Turaida Rose, you can often see newlyweds laying flowers.

The place called Dine Hill was created in 1985 and is dedicated to Kr.Barons, the famous collector of folklore. Here you can see various sculptures depicting heroes of Latvian folk songs.

Back in the old days, people settled along the shores of Gauja near the present Sigulda. Once there lived Finno-Ugric tribes engaged in hunting and fishing. Being on an important route leading from the lower reaches of the Daugava to Cesis-Trikatu-Dorpat, Sigulda and its environs over the centuries has become a lively center of commerce. At the end of the XII century, the invasion of German feudal lords began. In 1207, having subjugated the Livian settlements that were located in Gauja, the invaders divided them. The lands of the right bank of the River Gauja were received by the Bishop of Riga, the lands of the left bank were awarded the Order of the Sword. Stone castles were built in Sigulda, Turaida and Krimulda, which became the strongholds of the conquerors. Gradually, a settlement of craftsmen and merchants arose around Sigulda Castle.

The development of Sigulda as a resort began after the opening of the Riga-Pskov railway line in 1887. The owner of the Sigulda estate, Prince Kropotkin, sold the rich land to Riga for the construction of boarding houses and summer cottages. Sigulda is gradually becoming a favorite vacation spot for not only Moscow, St. Petersburg and Warsaw aristocrats, but also members of the imperial family and heads of foreign powers. In 1909, about 1,000 people lived in Sigulda, and this number was tripled in the summer. February 7, 1928 Sigulda received the rights of the city.

Being a district center in 1950-1962, Sigulda developed rapidly, at this time many important objects were built in the city: the bridge over the Gauja (1950), the railway station (1951), the tourist base (1955), the secondary school (1961), the House of Culture (1961), department store (1962). And in 1953, Turaida and Krimulda became part of Sigulda.

Turaida Castle

Getting to Turaida is the most interesting thing on the air cable car, which offers an amazing and picturesque view. On the left bank of the Gauja, you can see the picturesque ruins of Sigulda Castle, built in 1207 and owned by the Order of the Sword. The events of the 16-17 centuries caused great damage to the castle and since then the castle has not been restored.

Turaida Castle was built at the behest of the Bishop of Riga back in 1214. The first stone in the foundation of the future Turaida castle-fortress was laid by the Bicep Philip of Ratseburg. At the end of construction, the castle was named Friedland, which translates from German as Peaceful Land. This name indicated that the newcomers from the west did not meet with serious resistance from the local Lebanese tribes.

But the German name of the medieval fortress did not stick to the Liv land, but the name Turaida has survived to this day, which can be translated from the language of the ancient Livas to the Divine Garden. It is under this name that the German castle has been preserved for centuries.

The castle retained its strategic importance as a powerful defensive knot for many subsequent centuries. However, after a fire in 1776, the castle was almost completely destroyed. At the beginning of the 19th century, a rural estate was built in the courtyard of a medieval fortress: residential houses, stables, barns and other peasant farm buildings were erected.

For more than 50 years, restoration work and research have been carried out here. Today, part of the walls, the north and south towers, as well as a tower with a viewing platform located at an altitude of 26 meters, have been restored.

Sigulda and other places of interest in Latvia that you could hardly hear

Sigulda is a small town not far from Riga, where you can go both in summer and in winter. It is very budget and at the same time entertaining. There is a good bobsleigh track, the only cable car in the Baltics, beautiful nature (Gauja National Park, caves) and much more.

It’s as easy and inexpensive to get to Riga itself as to Tallinn (as you can go and do for free, read here and here.

A trip to Sigulda from Riga takes about an hour. The trains are comfortable, with easy chairs and Wi-Fi. The ticket costs about 3 euros. On our trip we were going to:

1. Visit the old and new Sigulda castles.

2. Ride on the cable car.

3. Walk in the Gauja National Park and, through Gutman’s cave, walk to Turaida Castle.

Arriving in Sigulda, we went to the information center. There the girl gave us maps and explained that the route we planned would take 12-13 km on foot. It is one way. And maybe back (!) You can come by bus. But this is not accurate, because the bus rarely goes.

We are saddened. It would be nothing, but before that we had a 10-day and very intense march across Europe. Therefore, we decided: how many will pass, and so much will pass.

At first the path lay to the old castle. From the train station (with a vintage clock “Lime clock”)

The castle is located on a hill, so you can see other castles in the distance - Turaida (in the photo - in the distance)

And the Duma is now in the new castle.

The ancient Turaida castle was built in the first half of the 13th century. For a long time it belonged to the knights of the Livonian Order, but in 1601 the castle was taken by the Swedes after a few weeks of siege. After the battle, a Swedish nobleman named Graff, walking across the courtyard, saw a crying girl, whose parents, in all likelihood, were killed.

Grafe stayed in Turaida. He raised a girl, who was given the name Maya, since she was found exactly in May.

When Maya turned 18, she was considered the most beautiful girl in the area. And thanks to the beauty, the girl was nicknamed Turaida Rose. She was engaged to a pretty gardener, Victor Hale, who lived in Sigulda Castle, three kilometers from Turaida, but on the other side of the river Gauja.

Every evening the lovers met halfway between the palaces - at the Gutman's cave (the groom had to walk half a kilometer more). Arriving on a date before the bride, Victor, waiting for her friend, dug up a small grotto literally a couple of meters from Gutman’s cave, and then decorated the grotto with flowers. The grotto has survived to the present day, and people call it the Victor Cave.

Unfortunately, as always happens, a certain rich man (however, according to one version, we are talking about a Polish officer Adam Yakubovsky, a deserter from the Polish army working for Schildeglm, the governor of Turaida Castle) wanted to seize Maya. In the course went persuasion, gifts, promises. Without result. Then the threats and blackmail began. Again without result. Then the rich man (or Yakubovskiy) decided to possess a beautiful woman by force. He was agreed to help this friend Peteris Skudritis.

On August 6, 1620, Maya heard from Victor inviting him to come immediately to the cave. When she came on dates, she realized that she was deceived.

When the rapist had already grabbed her, she, realizing that she could not be saved, offered the ransom for herself. Yakubovsky asked what was going on. In response, Maya gave the villain her red handkerchief, which was tied around the neck. She explained that the handkerchief was spoken, and that no one could hurt the wearer.

The officer expressed doubt that the scarf was magic, but Maya offered to test his strength, again tying the scarf around his neck and offering to strike it with a sword. Yakubovsky decided that the scarf was indeed bewitched, since the girl without fear offers to strike her. He took a sword and struck Maya’s neck, killing her on the spot.

At the sight of the murdered girl, Yakubovsky woke up. He wept bitterly, rushed into the woods and hung himself there on a sword belt.

Victor Hale came to the usual meeting place late at night. He saw the dead bride, rushed for help. Since the meetings of the lovers took place in secret, and apart from Yakubovsky and his friend Skudritis, no one suspected this, the judge accused Victor of murder, having found a gardener in the cave.

However, Peteris Skudritis came to the court and honestly told everything. One girl, who accompanied Maya to the cave and saw everything, confirmed the words of Skudritis.

After the funeral, they put a cross on the grave of Turaida Rose, and the gardener Victor Hale left for Württemberg, where he was born.

Adam Yakubovsky was buried in a swamp near the manor Nurmizhi. Peteris Skudritis spent four months in prison, after which he was sent to Poland.

Over the centuries that have passed since the death of Maya, history has become overgrown with various mystical details and has become a legend.

As you can see, the whole cave is "decorated" with inscriptions, the oldest of which is the 17th century. They say that earlier enterprising young people came here to earn money - they took high ladders and beat out the name of the customer at the very top. When there is no space left, the business has died down.

What I would like to add about this city?

Many events are held here every year, one of the most famous is the international festival of opera music (as well as the festival of blues, folklore, etc.).

In that year, when we went, here was the world championship in luge. Every year, the Sigulda Mountain Marathon also takes place, which is recognized as the qualifying race of the world's most complex mountain marathon Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc.

And I almost forgot - souvenirs in Sigulda (the same as in Riga) are much cheaper. We bought small paintings with amber (?) For a gift in Riga for 3 euros, and then we saw the same in Sigulda for 1.5 euros. And the magnets there were cheaper two times.

And a couple of tips for those who want to discover Latvia.

I also really liked Cēsis and Jaunpils. In Cēsis, I would love to go once more - on a city day or a medieval festival. 2.5 hours to go there by train from Riga. Alongside Cēsis, there is the so-called Arajše Lake Castle - a reconstruction of the ancient Latgalian castle on the water. Getting to Jaunpils is harder - it's good if you have a car. You can also go to Bauska, Ventspils, Daugavpis, Tukums. There are also many parks there - the natural park of Lake Engure, (Kuldiga), Lazdukans (dendrological park), Pape, etc. In general, Latvia is not only Riga, there are many interesting places here. Every time I come here, I discover something new.

About the sights of Sigulda

Sigulda is a cozy, well-kept town, immersed in flowers and greenery. Сам город, а также его живописные окрестности – одна большая достопримечательность.

Сигулду окружают средневековые замки, холмы, фермерские домики, поля с жёлтыми цветками, зелёная долина реки Gauja с одноимённым Национальным парком.

Турайдский замок

Турайдский музей-заповедник на 42 гектарах объединяет 39 исторических объектов! Главный объект– Турайдский замок – стоит в 5 километрах от Сигулды на высоком правом берегу р. Гауи. Massive stone walls, towers with loopholes - a Romanesque-style fortification was intended at the beginning of the 13th century for the Bishop of Riga, being completed until the 17th century.

Several times the citadel was conquered by the Livonians, Poles, Swedes. In the XVIII century, it burned, in the twentieth it began to recover. Now the walls, 3 towers, living quarters, where materials on the manor’s history and the castle utensils are placed, have been recreated in brick. Medieval music plunges into the atmosphere of antiquity. From the observation deck of the Watchtower with a height of 26 m, a wonderful view of the surrounding meadows opens; it is not for nothing that the name of the castle means “divine garden”.

Near the castle - a wooden church of the XVIII century, unusually decorated inside. Next to the linden tree lies the ashes of the Turaida Rose.

There is a legend about the 19-year-old beauty Maya, who lived in the 17th century, and who preferred death to violence. People who believe in love come to pray for the Turaida Rose.

Open Air Museum and Folk Song Park

The museum and park is a favorite place for Latvians to rest. Interesting expositions are placed in the homes of the landowner, gardener, in the outbuildings. In the Folk Song Park - 26 sculptures of folk heroes. Tourists climb the stairs to Mount Dine, dedicated to the collector of Latvian folklore Krishjanis Baron.

It hosts concerts of classical, folk and modern music. Along the paths among ponds, bridges, modern sculptures, oddly crooked trees are walked by families.

Old and New Sigulda Castles

The history of the city is counted from the Old Sigulda Castle erected in the first third of the XIII century in honor of the victory of the German knights over the Livonians. It was then that the area received the German name Segewold - “the forest of victory”, which gave the name to the city. The fortress became a stronghold of the Knight's Order of the Sword. The proud ruins of medieval Zegevold, destroyed during the Northern War, remember the invasions of Livonians and Poles, Swedes and Russians. The severe fortress was a place of imprisonment of important persons, in the XIII century - the most archbishop of Riga Albert II.

The fortress moat with a bridge, the north and south wing with apertures of doors and windows, the main tower remained. The spiral staircase inside the tower can go upstairs, inspect the collection of old weapons, as well as learn how to handle them. Summer stage in the courtyard - the venue of the festivals.

In 1870, the heirs of the castle - the Kropotkin family - built a new eclectic palace nearby. Gray stonework in the style of the Middle Ages contrasted with elegant decor. A viewing platform with a balustrade was arranged on one of the tiers of the 6-coal tower. Vice-Governor of Livonia N. D. Kropotkin organized here a pilgrimage of symbolist poets, high-ranking guests.

Now in the estate Kropotkin located regional council and city hall. Tourists admire the picturesque palace, walk in the park among trees and flowers.

Krimulda Castles

In the village of Krimulda there was a magnificent castle of the 14th century with a suspension bridge and watchtowers. The citadel was captured by the Livonian knights, in 1601 the Swedes burned it. Only the colorful ruins survived - a fragment of a wall lined with huge stones, with lancet windows. In 1817, the next owner, Prince Lieven, built a new palace with columns in classicism style, surrounded by a patriarchal park with ladders and paths.

A.V. Suvorov rested here, the emperor Alexander II came to the amazed excavations when he saw what he saw. At the same time, the towers and outer walls of the castle were reproduced in the Gothic style. In 2001, a huge wooden "Tsarsky throne" was installed here.

Today, a new palace houses a rehabilitation center and guided tours.

The only cable car in the Baltics connects the hills of Sigulda and Krimulda, carrying admired travelers over the picturesque valley of the Gauja over 1060 meters.

Gauja National Park

The tradition to roam the picturesque shores of the Gauja, the largest river in Latvia, began in the 19th century. Founded in 1973, the Gauja National Park covers a 94 km long river valley, where 500 historical and natural monuments are located: ancient settlements, churches, and estates.

Trails are laid here, animals are introduced: roe deer, wild boars, lynxes, bears, foxes, elks. The full walking route lasts 2.5 hours, leads through Krimulda and Turaid, the famous caves.

Ancient grottoes

Gutmana Cave is the largest in the Baltics, its size is about 19x12 meters, height is about 10. The cave is 10 thousand years old, it was formed in the Ice Age: it was the result of washing with red sandstone, which is 400 million years old. The cave was a cult place of ancient people, later inscriptions of the 17th century were found on the sandstone.

The name came from the name of the doctor Gutman (from German - a good man), who treated patients with healing water from a spring flowing from the cave. According to legend, the stream was formed from the tears of the wife of the ancient leader, who for infidelity ordered to bury her alive on the river bank. Nearby is a small cave that the lover cut down for Turaida Rose. Invited here by deception, it was here that she met a terrible death.

The Great Devil's Cave is located above - in the Devil's Rock. Legend has it that the devil, frightened by the approaching dawn, hid in a grotto, whose walls were blackened by his terrible breathing. According to legend, Polish deserters hid here - the beautiful killer Maya. The cave is not accessible to visit, but is perfectly visible from the suspension bridge.

From the nearby Little Devil's Cave beats a spring of Wisdom. The ancient Livians dipped babies here so that they would grow up smart and strong.

Recreation and entertainment parks

Rope parks Tarzans, Mežaka (is ("forest cat") in Sigulda - fashionable extreme entertainment. In the first park, 8 rope trails with 80 obstacles at a height of 15–20 meters are arranged on trees. In the park Mežakaķis - 6 tracks with 82 trials: cables, nets, bridges, swings. Trails from the simplest to the extreme are marked with different colors, the black trail with lightly stretched cables is for sports participants. Overcome all obstacles experiencing a tremendous adrenaline rush and emotional lift from the victory over themselves.

In Tarzana, those who wish can try out the maternity trail, the catapult: by a person fixed with rubber cables, they “shoot” into the air, where he experiences a feeling of weightlessness and free fall. In the “Forest Cat”, vacationers in the warm season rent bicycles and play beach volleyball.

Ramkalni Holiday Park has a huge selection of entertainment. In the summer here they ride boats, bicycles, go down from the mountain in a transparent ball - zorb. The German attraction “Flying Chair”, a driving school for children, are popular. The route for rodels - sleds on wheels - stretches 400 meters, includes 7 turns, you can go along it together.

"Aerodium"

Aerodium is located on Vidzeme highway, 2 km from Sigulda - a vertical wind tunnel. Powerful air jet, beating from below, allows you to "lie" in the air, to perform acrobatic stunts without additional insurance. Participants are instructed and dressed in equipment: a suit, glasses, a helmet, gloves, sports shoes with closed toes.

Everyone can feel the delight of flying at the age of 5–75 years old, weighing 20–100 kg.

Here shot the scene of the flight in the movie "Armor of God" Jackie Chan himself!

Winter fun

A beautiful winter in Sigulda invites you to ride from the mountains, to celebrate the New Year. Hilly landscapes allowed to equip the resort ski, slalom, bobsleigh tracks, slides for descent on a snowboard, sleigh, "cheesecakes". On a professional bobsleigh track with a length of 1420m, you can ride with an instructor, and in warm weather - on rollers.

Two ski slopes with a length of 200 and 350m and a height of 85m are equipped with three types of lifts, a snow cannon. There is a gentle children's descent, as well as a school for beginners. Sports equipment rental, lighting until late, a cafe near the highway, numerous hotels - everything is arranged for convenience and great emotions!

What to do in Sigulda with children?

Sigulda is not only architectural sights and nature, that is, to a greater extent, entertainment for adults, the city has also prepared a lot of entertainment for children of all ages. First of all, it is big and famous Adventure Park "Tarzan". Tarzan, the largest amusement park in the Baltics, is visited by families from all over the region.

The park is located directly in the city, under the open sky. What is attractive about the park is that everyone will find entertainment in it, regardless of age. We also wanted to visit this park, but there was not enough time, it is large and it is necessary to allocate for it, perhaps, a whole day.

In Adventure Park Tarzan there is an obstacle course for children and adults from over 100 different obstacles placed in trees, a carousel lift, trolls, a roller-coaster, a catapult, a rotor, a giant swing on trees, a climbing wall, large trampolines, velomobiles , riding on the cameras, attractions - archery, and also allocated a separate place for picnics.

The adventure park “Tarzan” is located at: Sigulda, Peldu street, 1.

There is another park in Sigulda, this adventure park "Forest Cat". To get to this park will need a little walk. The park is also suitable for family holidays. The Forest Cat Amusement Park offers obstacles, cables, nets, bridges of various designs, swings, beams, ropes and stairs, as well as rope flights, a volleyball court, a guest house built in alpine style, a sauna complex, a pub and rooms. for seminars.

In winter, the park has a ski run. The adventure park “Lena Kot” is located at Sigulda, Sencha Street, 1.

Active holidays in Sigulda

Active leisure is well developed in Sigulda. Of course, the parks listed above are also suitable for outdoor activities, but still there are some places in Sigulda for this: the Sigulda center for sports and outdoor activities and the bobsleigh and luge track.

Sigulda Sports and Recreation Center, offers its guests a 1.25 km long track for roller skating, Nordic walking and running. Rollers and roller skis can be rented here. In the center is open distance ski run. By the way, this is the only frozen track of this type in Eastern Europe. Even in the center of sports and recreation there is a giant swing with a 7-meter free fall.

The center of sports and outdoor activities is located at Sigulda, Puku street, 4.

Sigulda bobsleigh track is one of the rarest of such buildings in the world. Its length is 1420 meters, has 16 turns and 200 meter stopping distance. The bobsleigh and luge track is located at Sigulda, Shveitses Street, 13.

As you can see, Sigulda prepared a lot of various places for recreation and entertainment for every taste and color for all ages. So, come to Sigulda, you will not regret it. From my personal experience, I can say that after visiting Sigulda, we regretted only one thing that we came to the city for just one day and did not have time to see and do so much. Next time we will definitely come for a few days and catch up.

Shops, cafes and restaurants in Sigulda

Almost all shops, cafes, restaurants and bars in Sigulda are located near the Auto, Railway Station, near the station square. Further, walking around the city, and the routes of the Gauja Park there will be practically no cafes and shops per se, so if you want to grab food with you, worry about it in advance. We didn’t think about urgent food, long walks exhausted to the end, so then we couldn’t even buy water, we had to go hungry for half a day.

Large food store Alvy (Elvi) Located near the Auto and railway station at: Vidus iela 1, Sigulda. The prices for products in Sigulda are the same as in the shops of Riga, and in Latvia almost the same. Read more about food prices in Riga here.

Where to stay in Sigulda?

To services of vacationers in Sigulda are provided hotels as without stars, they cost from 20 € for a double room per night, and three, four and five-star, cost from 57 € for a double room per night.

Book rooms, especially in high season, although in Sigulda at any time of the year in high season, it is better to advance. We always book hotels in any country of the world through this site, and we advise you, this site is reliable and proven, besides, it is easy to use and works in different languages.

Only in this way, having booked a hotel in advance, you can always be sure that having arrived in a new city or country, you will not stay overnight on the street.

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