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Sigulda castle ruins and the new castle

Sigulda castle ruins are a cultural and historical landmark. The construction of the castle began in 1207. It was rebuilt and destroyed in the early eighteenth century and never again restored.

As firearms evolved, medieval fortifications gradually lost their initial purpose. Nowadays, an open-air stage with 2,000 spectator seats is one of the main event venues. You can view what is happening in Sigulda castle ruins through a web cam.

The new Sigulda castle was built in 1881. After World War I, the central manor was taken over by the Latvian Press Society, and the modifications affected all structures and interiors. Following World War II, the Soviet Ministry of Health Protection set up a sanitarium in the central manor.

Today, Sigulda Town Council occupies the castle. The castle tower provides a splendid view of the surrounding landscape.

How to get there: 
Coordinates:
57.16677, 24.84892
An alternative description

Sigulda district, Pils iela 16, Sigulda, LV-2150
+371 67971335
+371 67971372
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Laiks: 
1 May - 31 Oct
09:00 - 20:00
1 Nov - 30 Apr
09:00 - 17:00
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Tourism Object Services: 
Guide service available
Souvenirs
Tourism Object Features: 
Free parking
Last updated: 
03.11.2014