Turaida Museum Reserve

The story of the historical centre of Turaida stretches back one thousand years, and its testimonies interweave the museum reserve’s diverse exhibitions. An ancient bone flute softly plays the story of Gauja’s Livonians. The majestic Gauja river valley renders Turaida’s stone castle even more imposing. For centuries, it has been the residence of the lords of the land. For many, a visit to the memorial site of Turaida’s Rose has become something of a pilgrimage, dedicated to the power of love, nobility and trust. Amidst the tranquillity of Turaida’s fields, the blows ring out from the manor house blacksmith’s hammer in the smithy, inviting you to discover the busy daily activity of the manor house. In turn, the unique sculpture garden on Dainu Hill invites visitors to embark on a poetic walk in appreciation of Latvian values.

Lend your ear to birdsong and you will hear exhilarating tales of history, land and the people that shaped them. Peer out of the castle tower to be stunned by the primeval carpet unfurling in the forested river valley. Air pulsating with love will persuade of the nobility and courage of Turaida’s Roze. Bask in the sublime harmony of beauty wrought by human hands and the poetry of nature.



History Museum

Exhibitions outdoors and indoors take you through the passage of the centuries. Livonian ruler Kaupo, the mighty Archbishops of Riga, the courageous virgin Maija – Turaida’s Rose and the stories of the destinies of more than 40 generations – nothing is left untold. The newest exhibition “On the Way to Establishment of the State of Latvia. Peasant Liable to Corvee. Independent Farmer. Citizen” in Turaida Manor's house of Peasants Liable to Corvee reflects the events in the territory of Latvia in the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

Ensemble of Manor Buildings

A walk among the Turaida Manor buildings will have you imagining the scope of the commercial life of the manor, which in its own unhurried, but set rhythm was the foundation for the growth of the place over 300 years ago.

Medieval Castle

The imposing red brick walls of Turaida Castle stimulate the imagination and the desire to travel back to an age when historical figures emerged from the depths of the exhibitions on view in the castle buildings, sharing their medieval experience and precipitating the confluence of the ages.

Viewing Tower

Throughout the year, the diverse beauty of the Gauja and its surroundings are visible from Turaida Castle’s main tower, allowing visitors to appreciate the primordial nature of surroundings, which are virtually as untouched as they were when viewed by the rulers of the castle back in the Middle Ages.

Wooden Church

One of the oldest wooden churches in Latvia allows one to sense the tranquillity and fulfilment of the soul. In its simplicity, it captivates with its 18th century interior and prompts one to use upon the eternal and the contemporary.

Sculpture Garden

In their own language, boulder sculptures dedicated to Latvian folksong sing out the secret to the vitality of the people, Latvian wisdom, radiating joie de vivre, energy and melodic thoughts in the mind of any visitor to the Dainu Hill.

Other Services

Archery | Nature trails | Blacksmith’s forge | Archaeological excavation site | Souvenirs and Baltic jewellery |  Café


The price of a visit per adult is 3,50 EUR in winter, 6 EUR in summer. Exhibitions “On the Way to Establishment of the State of Latvia. Peasant Liable to Corvee. Independent Farmer. Citizen” visit cost 3.00 EUR per adult.


Annual events

February: Metein Day

April: Easter holiday

June: Summer Solstice Festival

November: Martin's Day.

December: Christmas events



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