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: Miscellaneous historic sites in Latvia
Historical period: State of the Teutonic Order (Latvia)


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User Reviews

Alex Shaju (2 years ago)
You will be able to get a vintage feel inside the castle .
Martin Duncanson (4 years 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 (4 years ago)
It was very beautiful and historical castle in latvia.It was adventure to visit this is summer2020.
Winfried Wender (4 years ago)
Nice views from there. Some information about the history. A good walk :).
Irenijus V (4 years ago)
Worth visiting. Ticket 2€/prsn (2020)
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