Sigulda Castle Ruins

Sigulda, Latvia

The Order of the Brothers of the Sword began building Sigulda castle in 1207. Initially, it was a castellum-type fort; following the defeat of the Brothers of the Sword in 1236, the Livonian Order modified it. During the Great Northern War, the castle was destroyed and never restored again. The south-west section of the convent building with Gothic window lintels and the main gate tower have survived to the present day.

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Pils iela 18, Sigulda, Latvia
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Founded: 1207
Category: Ruins in Latvia
Historical period: State of the Teutonic Order (Latvia)

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Martin Duncanson (8 months ago)
The park and walkways through the forest around the castle is just as great to explore as the castle itself. This is our fifth visit and we still found new walks. The autumn colours make the whole valley spectacular, climbing the steep tracks is a must at this time of year and a most enjoyable family outing. You’ll discover new muscles in your legs and thighs the next day; be warned! ?
Isuri Dayara Indrarathna Don Manuwelge Dona (10 months ago)
It was very beautiful and historical castle in latvia.It was adventure to visit this is summer2020.
Winfried Wender (10 months ago)
Nice views from there. Some information about the history. A good walk :).
Irenijus V (11 months ago)
Worth visiting. Ticket 2€/prsn (2020)
Virginija Gustaine (11 months ago)
Ruins are not big, but the panoramic view is very nice.
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