Sigulda Castle

At the heart of history for centuries, enclosed by picturesque stone walls, this castle was both a residence and fortress for the nobility. Nowadays, every summer the castle echoes with the sound of classical music during Sigulda’s world famous opera festival. The proximity of the Gauja and the wild river valley form a unique backdrop for enjoyment of the works of art wrought by man and nature. The soft sounds of music from the castle garden and the reverberations from the creative quarter enliven the harmonious atmosphere of the castle. Merging with the elegant neo-gothic architecture, a visit to the castle acquires a fine and noble aftertaste.

The air around will rustle amidst the tranquility of the ancient Gauja river valley. Thus, you will feel like a castle guard on the edge of civilization, knowing that the security of the castle depends on you keeping your ears open to any danger emanating from the scenic panorama around you. 


A Grand Duke’s Neo-Gothic Style Castle

Nowadays, the idyllic residence of the Kropotkin family, which was built for leisure and joie de vivre enclosed by the verdant landscapes of the Gauja, has magnetic appeal, recreating the refined atmosphere of days gone by, reminiscent of those once enjoyed here by artists and aristocrats.


Walks within the castle walls give rise to imaginary scenes from medieval life, while the primeval nature of the surroundings can be admired from the restored towers. The remaining ruins will give you an impression of the former majesty of this castle in Livonia and prompt you to dream as in the age of romanticism when ruins were considered to be art.

Concerts, Cultural Events

Venerable traditions of tea afternoons once initiated artists now continue in the form of inspiring concerts, exhibitions and creative workshops. Morning coffee acquires its own resonance, savouring breakfast accompanied by dreamlike classical music.

Creative Quarter

The old manor buildings are now occupied by talented individuals with a creative spark, whose work you can not only observe, but also try your hand at to create a special souvenir to remind you of your visit to Sigulda Castle.

Stunning Views of the Gauja River Valley

Not without reason did German knights choose to build their imposing fortress on the steep shores of the Gauja river valley. As you quietly sip tea on the castle terrace, or climb up one of the castle’s towers, your eyes will be thrilled by the sight of one of Latvia’s most beautiful landscapes.

Other Services

Excursions around the Livonian Order Sigulda Castle | Craftsmen’s workshops and related activities | Cultural events: Sigulda International Opera Festival, Musical Breakfasts, etc.


Livonian Order Medieval Castle visitation price for adults is EUR 2.00

Annual events calendar

January: Celebration of winter flavours

• Easter: Swing Festival

• May: Sigulda Town Festival

• June: "Līgo in Sigulda"

• July: International Sigulda Opera Music Festival, Musical breakfast on Sunday mornings

• December: Winter concert hall in Sigulda Castle Quarter

• Open-air concerts


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