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Brochure of The Sigulda Castle Quarter
Brochure of The Sigulda Castle Quarter

We invite you to visit the historical centre of Sigulda! The origins of the town of Sigulda can be found right here, in this strategically chosen and scenic location.

 

Time has left countless strata here from time the castle was built back in the13th century through to the time it lost its importance as a military fortification in the 18th century.A century later, the castle ruins had become a popular place for lovers to embark on romantic walks. Meanwhile, the outer castle was flourishing. In its grounds, the Kropotkin family built the New Sigulda Castle and established the centre of the manor, thus initiating the traditions of tourism in Sigulda.

In surviving World War I, the Latvian Association of Journalists and Writer took up residence in the castle. Both the manor buildings and New Castle underwent major renovations in 1937, transforming the interior of the castle into a pearl of Romanticism, leaving the outer façade as the sole example of the castle’s historical neo-Gothic appearance.

 

After World War II, for almost 40 years, access to the castle grounds was restricted and medical institutions were installed in the buildings. With the restoration of the country’s independence, the Sigulda Castle regained its status as popular leisure spot for local residents and visitors to the castle.

 

With the support of the local council, the historical centre’s buildings have been restored and they have become workshops used by energetic and creative Sigulda craftsmen.

 

Download Brochure of Sigulda Castle Quarter here!


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