Travel Blogs from Sigulda
... br> Made it out of Riga to a town not too far away called Sigulda as the area supposedly has a number of places of interest around it. Found it, a pretty place with a few castles, sculptures and caves etc. So we did our usual wander but not as striking as most other places we had been. The castle at Turaida was the most interesting, with its gardens and stories. Visited a famous cave which turned out to be no more than a big indent in a cliff face. ...
... bunker is the most important in Latvia as it was where the Latvian SSR's government would go. It took several years to build and the workers were all security checked but were then only employed for 3 days. It was never used as a 3 month safety shelter in the event of a nuclear war so many of the installations were never used such as the cafeteria. It had a distinct 70s feel and smell and some of the technology was very impressive and still in working order. The ...
... in the 1970's and opened to the public in 2003. The condition of the bunker is super! Everything still seems to be in working order. The guide cranked up the massive air con units that looked like they could power a jumbo jet! She did warn us about the noise and just as well. I still jumped like I'd been shot in the ****.
We messed about with some of the equipment, e.g. the telephone and the antiquated Data Processing machines. All they needed was Oscar and I'd have felt right ...
... in public and you can even visit it now. And no, I didn't do that, I prefered staying outside and visited the 2-storey handmade caves and the Ligatne Nature Trail where I saw bears, an elk, lynxes, wild boars etc. in an "openair zoo".
In Turaida Museum Reserve I visited the medieval Turaida Castle ...
... and with luck maybe even simple trodden walking paths or hiking trails. So as soon as I got a chance I moved away from the paved road and down the steep, forested hillside went to the river. The day today was probably the prettiest of all on the Baltics as of yet. Much as the sun followed me ever since the festival in Visaginas had ended one week before, in the sky there would nevertheless always be an occasional white cloud. Today there was none whatsoever. The ...
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Other places to stay in Sigulda
4b Malpils St, Sigulda | 4 star hotelfrom $94
Stacijas 6, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $59
Pils str. 6, Sigulda | 3 star hotelfrom $77
Pulkveza Brieza 55, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $43
Ventas 1b, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $68
Pils street 4 b, Sigulda | 3 star hotelfrom $59
Siguldas pagasts, Ezeri, Sigulda | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Kalnjani, Sigulda | Hotelfrom $59