Sigulda: Attractions and more...
Of the two castles built in this town in the Middle Ages, Sigulda castle lies in ruins. The archbishop’s residence in those times, Turaida Castle, still stands on well planned gardens. It houses a museum, an old wooden church and a sculpture collection.
Gutmanis caves are a popular site for the graffiti covering the walls which dates back to the medieval times. The only cable car in the country goes up to the Krimulda Manor. This manor served as a guesthouse for visiting noblemen in the past. The cable car ride gives a great view of the valley.
The valley is known as the Guaja National Reserve and includes the castles and churches in the area and the river and forest area. In the summer, the valley comes alive with adventure sports like bungee jumping, canoeing, bobsledding etc.
The Opera Music Festival in the castle ruins during summer and the Town Festival in May are the main events on the town’s social calendar.