If you have free time in Riga and you want to spend the day out of town, we suggest you visit the Turaida Reserve Museum.
This interesting museum-reserve occupies 42 hectares where you can enjoy 39 buildings and historical constructions as well as beautiful landscapes in the valley of Gauja.
Highlights include: the medieval castle constructed in 1214, the exhibition of the livos of the River Gauja (the livos was the second great town that formed Latvia), the evangelical Lutheran church of Turaida, the Park of the popular songs with 26 sculptures of the artist Indulis Ranka and several buildings that show us the traditions from the 18th century.
Turaidas iela 10, Sigulda, Siguldas novads, LV-2150
How to get there
- Bus: from Riga to Sigulda. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. Then, take bus nº 12 to Krimulda and stop at Turaida.
- Train: from Riga to Sigulda. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Then, take bus nº 12 to Krimulda and stop at Turaida.
- November to March from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- April from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- May to September from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- October from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
There are different rates:
- Reduced: pensioners, students, disabled, families
- Free: children under school age, tour guides for groups of more than 15 people, employees of Latvian museums, teachers who accompany groups of more than 10 students
Rates also vary depending on the season. Parking is charged during the summer season.