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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Naveen kumar k v (5 months ago)
Wonderful view
mojca killer (7 months ago)
Kids loved it. They let you put on knights armour - fun for adults, too.
Marek Síbrt (8 months ago)
Sigulada castle is...nice...souvenirs, you can buy there, are focused to Russian tourists...I feel a lack of typical Latvian products....
Heidi Rapp (8 months ago)
Very nice Location with great view and a Lot of useful Information.
Umesh Vavaliya (8 months ago)
It is normal Castle if you want to visit.To be Honest,there is nothing special I found about it.If you go there,you will find some old wall and there is no Castle at all. Some part is just freshly renovated.Yes,The view from the castle of Sigulda is mesmerizing.Castle is laready ruin.There is only wall left. Do visit in Summer time.The view in Summer is good over there.The visiting fee is just 1 or 2 Euro per Adult. You can check some photos here. If you are u history and everything then you should visit this.Otherwise I would say there are some other part in Sigulda which is much better to visit.
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