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Less than an hour’s drive from Riga, Sigulda is the perfect antidote to big city bustle. Stunning scenery, ancient castles and incredible adventures await you in this natural wonderland.
Stunning scenery and history
For centuries, painters, poets and lovers have found inspiration amidst the lovely landscapes of Sigulda, and visitors continue to embrace this exceptionally beautiful part of Latvia today.
Overlooking the picturesque Gauja River in the majestic Gauja National Park, Sigulda’s forested valleys are steeped in myths and legends.
They are a treat for the eyes in all seasons, especially the autumn when the leaves blaze gold and red.
Sigulda also offers fascinating glimpses into life in medieval Europe.
Travel back to the past with a visit to Turaida Museum Reserve, home to impressive Turaida Castle as well as Folk Song Hill, a symbol of Latvia’s rich musical heritage where timeless pagan ceremonies are held.
Sigulda is also Latvia’s top destination for adventure activities.
If that’s not your speed, enjoy spectacular views and fresh air along miles of hiking trails and bike trails.
Top things to do
Whether you are looking for culture to soothe your soul or hair-raising excitement, Sigulda offers many options to make your visit even more memorable.
Discover ancient Latvian spirituality at the annual Summer Solstice ceremony held every June 21 on the beautiful Folk Song Hill in Turaida Museum Reserve.
Held in late June every year, the Sigulda Opera Festival fills the grounds of Sigulda Castle with gorgeous al fresco music.
Launch yourself at the Aerodium, an amazing flying experience that has livened up Olympic ceremonies and action movies.
Scorch down a kilometer of ice with a ride in a real bob at the only bobsleigh track in the former USSR.
Catch the most beautiful rush of your life with a bungee jump off the cable car over the Gauja River.