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1 Sigulda Made by filles drôles ( Renate, Dana, Ilva)

2 TURAIDA MEDIEVAL CASTLE Turaida Medieval Castle was built in 1214 according to the Bishop Albert’s directive. Gradual expansion and building continued until the 16th century. The castle was one of the Riga Archbishops’ residencies. After the collapse of Livonia states, Turaida castle became a private property and a part of the manor. After the fire in 1776, it was not renovated but the manor owners’ living house was built in the castle yard. Romantic castle ruins attracted the tourists’ attention already in the 18th/19th century. Turaida Medieval Castle was built in 1214 according to the Bishop Albert’s directive. Gradual expansion and building continued until the 16th century. The castle was one of the Riga Archbishops’ residencies. After the collapse of Livonia states, Turaida castle became a private property and a part of the manor. After the fire in 1776, it was not renovated but the manor owners’ living house was built in the castle yard. Romantic castle ruins attracted the tourists’ attention already in the 18th/19th century.

3 Aerial Cable Car Aerial Cable Car Opened in 1969, it is the only one aerial cable-way in the Baltic States. It was built on cooperation between Sigulda and Georgia city Chiatura specialists. Opened in 1969, it is the only one aerial cable-way in the Baltic States. It was built on cooperation between Sigulda and Georgia city Chiatura specialists.

4 Gauja National Park Gauja National Park is the largest national park in Latvia, with an area of km² running from north-east of Sigulda to south-west of Cēsis along the valley of the Gauja River, from which the park takes its name. Gauja National Park is the largest national park in Latvia, with an area of km² running from north-east of Sigulda to south-west of Cēsis along the valley of the Gauja River, from which the park takes its name. The area was formerly sometimes known as the "Livonian Switzerland" and tourists started to visit this area in the 19th century. 47% of the park's territory is forest, mostly spruce and pine, but including some deciduous growth. Of the numerous lakes in the park the largest is Lake Ungurs. The area was formerly sometimes known as the "Livonian Switzerland" and tourists started to visit this area in the 19th century. 47% of the park's territory is forest, mostly spruce and pine, but including some deciduous growth. Of the numerous lakes in the park the largest is Lake Ungurs.

5 WALKING-STICK/ spoke park WALKING-STICK/ spoke park A souvenir typical for Sigulda is a stick that became popular more than 200 years ago. A souvenir typical for Sigulda is a stick that became popular more than 200 years ago. Spoke park was opened in 2007 in Sigulda 800th anniversary celebration. Spoke park was opened in 2007 in Sigulda 800th anniversary celebration. Spoke Park is a tribute to Sigulda typical souvenirs –spoke (walking-stick). For more than 200 years, spoke in holiday- makers spend a walk in Gauja ancient valley. Spoke Park is a tribute to Sigulda typical souvenirs –spoke (walking-stick). For more than 200 years, spoke in holiday- makers spend a walk in Gauja ancient valley.

6 GŪTMAŅA (Gutmana) CAVE The biggest internal erosion cave in the Baltic States. It started forming before years when after the Ice Age the water streams gnawed through a sandstone rock. It is an ancient cult site as well as protected geological object. Height – 10 m, width - 12 m, depth – 18,8 m. It is famous with the inscriptions on the cave walls. The biggest internal erosion cave in the Baltic States. It started forming before years when after the Ice Age the water streams gnawed through a sandstone rock. It is an ancient cult site as well as protected geological object. Height – 10 m, width - 12 m, depth – 18,8 m. It is famous with the inscriptions on the cave walls.

7 Ferris wheel It is a nice ride with beautiful view on valley of River Gauja. It is a nice ride with beautiful view on valley of River Gauja.

8 VELNALA (DEVIL’S) CAVE It was formed approximately before years. A gate into the cave is 8 m above the Gauja level. It is an old cult site with many ancient legends and tales related to the cave. Direct admittance to the cave was forbidden in 1980 due to sandstone rocks erosion. It is well seen from the opposite bank of the River Gauja. Height - 4,7 m, width - 7 m, depth - 40 m. It was formed approximately before years. A gate into the cave is 8 m above the Gauja level. It is an old cult site with many ancient legends and tales related to the cave. Direct admittance to the cave was forbidden in 1980 due to sandstone rocks erosion. It is well seen from the opposite bank of the River Gauja. Height - 4,7 m, width - 7 m, depth - 40 m.

9 Dainu hill One of identification symbols of Turaida Museum Reserve is Dainu Hill – sculpture garden dedicated to Latvian folklore. It was established in 1985 in honor of Krisjanis Barons (1835 – 1923) who collected and systematizes folksongs. Some years later political changes in Soviet Union and Latvia began. Dainu Hill became the symbol of national independence. One of identification symbols of Turaida Museum Reserve is Dainu Hill – sculpture garden dedicated to Latvian folklore. It was established in 1985 in honor of Krisjanis Barons (1835 – 1923) who collected and systematizes folksongs. Some years later political changes in Soviet Union and Latvia began. Dainu Hill became the symbol of national independence.

10 DAUDI WATERFALL The third biggest waterfall in Latvia. Height - 2,4 m, width - 1,5 - 2,5 m. The third biggest waterfall in Latvia. Height - 2,4 m, width - 1,5 - 2,5 m.

11 WIND BELL SCULPTURE WIND BELL SCULPTURE Sculpture made by Sculpture made by I. Berga has been opened in 2007 near the bus station on Pils Street. Eight wind bells symbolize eight centuries in Sigulda history. I. Berga has been opened in 2007 near the bus station on Pils Street. Eight wind bells symbolize eight centuries in Sigulda history.

12 Tarzan Adventure Park Sigulda Adventure Park is a place for active recreation which includes various original open-air activities. The Park is located in Sigulda, in the territory of the Gauja National Park. Sigulda Adventure Park is a place for active recreation which includes various original open-air activities. The Park is located in Sigulda, in the territory of the Gauja National Park. The tobogganing track has been open to public for 3 seasons and it is the fastest and longest track in the Baltics and the only one of this kind, similar to American roller coasters. The tobogganing track has been open to public for 3 seasons and it is the fastest and longest track in the Baltics and the only one of this kind, similar to American roller coasters. Tarzan park includes almost 80 different obstacles, which are located in trees at different heights, up to 30m above the ground. In total, there are 8 routes in Tarzan park. Tarzan park includes almost 80 different obstacles, which are located in trees at different heights, up to 30m above the ground. In total, there are 8 routes in Tarzan park.

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