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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February: Metein Day
April: Easter holiday
June: Summer Solstice Festival
November: Martin's Day.
December: Christmas events