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. Use our Sigulda road trip planner to add Gutmanis Cave and other attractions to your Sigulda vacation plans.
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  • It is small but picturesque place to see. You can't walk into cave it's that small, but if you like to climb and do some forest walks then it's a good starting point. We just looked at the cave and ca...  more »
  • As in the caves was not something very like to see, but seeing it was beautiful, I love it, as a small shallow hole full of inscriptions
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  • It is beautiful. You come there along with several walks and it's nice. There is also an information point and an outdoor café.
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  • What an amazing experience visiting Gutman's Cave! Completely opposite to the negative reviews made by others below. This cave is unreal and experience is unforgettable. Coming with low expectations due to the "haters" my honest opinion that the cave actually IS the biggest in the world. If its not on your way you must change your route just to include this into your itinerary.
  • I stopped at this cave after visiting Sigulda on my way from Riga to Tallinn. The cave itself is not very big but it was a great visit. That being said the stairways to the left of the cave were the highlight. If you plan to visit Turaidas PIls, these stairs can take you to it. It may be a bit confusing because the path goes through some farmer's yards, but it was a awesome little journey. Definitely stop here and take the stair to Turaidas, it is well worth the time.
  • unusually rare cave and inscriptions dating back to the 1700's. well worth the visit.
  • It's not really a cave, but if you're passing then worth a quick look. Area is beautiful, but don't go out your way for the cave.
  • not a cave.... not worth to mention Short: 18,8m deep, 12m wide, 10m high.. the stairway next to it leeds to nothing special..

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