Gauja National Park, Vidzeme Region

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#1 of 10 in Parks in Vidzeme Region
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Biggest np in Baltic states, nice nature and many activities, winderfull for baltic people (special valley), for central europeans a common nice nature...but its great place for 2-3 days  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We were on a biketour from Cēsis to Līgatne and back and what we saw of the National Park was really beautiful. Unfortunately we could not really enjoy the nature because there were so many horseflies...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Beautiful park, lots to see. Well signposted. though we are only on the edges At Sigulda and Cesis.
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