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Gutmanis Cave, Sigulda

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One of the oldest tourist attractions in Latvia, Gutmanis Cave, dates back to the 17th century and features inscriptions carved into the walls. The 10 m (33 ft) high and 12 m (39 ft) wide geological formation is reputed to be the tallest and widest grotto in the Baltics. Take a guided tour of the cave to see the inscriptions that were once ordered by rich citizens and later engraved by tourists, many depicting tales of love and death. Plan to visit Gutmanis Cave during your Sigulda vacation using our convenient Sigulda itinerary maker.
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  • Historical Latvian history place (see historical tale "Good Man's Cave"), unique natural object. Cave inscriptions as old as 1667 AD. Not as huge from the road, but really spectacular once you see it ...  more »
  • recommend to visit after 19 when parking is no longer in charge. The cave is very nice although not deep, with graffiti and many coats of arms. There is also a small river and a nice Park to walk in. While you make the visits you castles and a nice detachment in nature
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  • Gutmans cave is a kind of "must see" when you are in Segulda. But do yourself a favor and read a bit about the Legend of the Rose in order to understand why this cave and the Sigulda Castle plays an i...  more »
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  • Very tiny cave, where you won't spend more than 5 minutes. It's ok, as a starting point to Turaida Castle. Around you can find WC, and a small market to buy souvenirs.
  • Who would have guessed that 16th century could be so interesting?
  • This "cave" is a joke really, just look at the photos. Totally unspectacular. Don't worth changing your route for it.
  • You can drink the water from here as it is a rainwater filtered by meters and meters of "sand-rock". Looks more impressive at night if you use flashlight
  • Nice "cave " biggest around , worth to see , 1,5€ for parking