The breathtaking landscapes that can be seen from the cliff of the Gauja valley have been painted by such great artists as Jūlijs Feders, Janis Rozentāls and Vilhelms Purvītis hence the name – Painters' hill.
Paradise hill or Painters' hill is a convenient place to reach, for visitors who enjoy beautiful views and nature sites.
One can see as far as 12 km/8 miles from Painter's hill. Looking over the valley is the tower of Turaida castle. The Gauja River is 80 meters below and creates a majestic view to enjoy.
Originally, it was thought that the valley had been created by the melting water of ancient glaciers but an even older valley, dating from the Devonian Era, has since been discovered underneath this.