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Sigulda Castles

2 Castles side by side in Sigulda
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Address : Pils iela 16, Sigulda, Latvia     Google maps

Siguldas jaunā pils (the new castle) is build in 1878. It is Neo-Gothic style and it is in very good condition.
Read more here.
Siguldas viduslaiku pils (The old castle) is behind the new castle, so you will have to walk through the nice garden to enter the castle.
It is originally build in 1207 as a castellum type of fortress and later from 1432 it was the residence of the Land Marshal of the Livonian Order.
The fortress was still in use in 19th century but many parts of it was destroyed in the World wars.
There's been some reconstruction since 1978 and you can enter some parts of the wall and the tower on the edge of the walley.
There is 2€ entrance fee to enter the area.

Old Castle, Wikipedia (Open in a new window.)

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Published :  24/01/2016 (d/m/y) 16:43

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