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Gauja National Park, Sigulda

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With almost half of its territory covered in dense forest, Gauja National Park features a landscape dominated by the Gauja River and a range of historical monuments. Spread over 91,745 hectares (226,707 acres), the park was established to protect the environment and provide a nature retreat. You can encounter almost 900 plant and 200 animal species at the site, as well as over 500 monuments and a plethora of nature trails. Look for forts, castles, and windmills related to folk tales and legends hidden among the wilderness away from hotels and busy streets. Plan to see Gauja National Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Sigulda itinerary builder.
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  • The Gauja National Park is the largest natural parks Latvia for where we can go found a series of natural and human treasures. Clean air and well oxygenated, outdoor activities are recommended.
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  • The largest national park in Latvia. It extends on the most beautiful stretch of the ancient Valley of the river Gauja Valmiera to Murjāņi. There are a lot of historical and cultural monuments-castles and museums. The pride of the Park are the picturesque rocks, cliffs, caves and nature trails. Thrill rides are: wind tunnel, Bobsleigh track, jump on an elastic band with a funicular and a lot more.
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  • Because the conservationists have come up with even something special. You want to cross the Gauja Valley, it requires good qualities of staircase platforms. Resourceful people have added wooden stairs in the forest for a better accessibility of the steep slopes, so that no representatives or sprains as a nasty surprise lurks. With a little steam and power in the thighs, a quite interesting and sporting trips can be the migration of Sigulda after Turaida.
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  • Beatiful views, relaxing atmosphere. Very good for camping or just a walk with family or dogs. Definitely worth seeing. Really really beautiful!
  • Its very greate place..neture are beautiful ja so peaceful
  • One of very few places to see in Latvia. Enjoyed hiking outside more than the castle itself. Some parts of the castle were reconstructed using modern bricks which does not look authentic at all )
  • Definitely a place to go hiking to. I suggest this to all my foreign friends. Beautiful in every season and they are distinctive here. Just be prepared with clothing if it's not summer
  • Great place to walk around. Did this even in snowed up winter. It was lovely.