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Krimulda Castle Ruins

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The Krimulda Castle Ruins are located just outside Sigulda, Sigulda municipality, Latvia and is a tourist attraction. The castle dates from the 14th century and was destroyed in a war in 1601.

History

The castle ruins stand near a dell of a small river, Vikmeste. The castle was built before 1312 and until 1566 it belonged to a Riga chapter of priests. The wide yard was encircled by 1.5 meter thick stone walls. The castle was destroyed during war between Poles and Swedes in 1601. Since 17th. century castle is in bad condition. Today you can actually see only some walls. The castle ruins are surrounded by forest.

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Aen Sirinel
6 September 2018
The castle lies in ruins and there's not much to see, but you can roam around free, climb the ancient stones, and take cool medieval-style photos in window openings.
Carl Griffin
8 January 2016
Completed in 1273 but now in ruins. Once used as a guesthouse for visiting dignitaries.
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Krimuldas iela 2, Gauja National Park, Sigulda, Siguldas pilsēta, LV-2150, Latvia

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Open hours
Sun 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
Mon Noon–4:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
Wed 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Thu 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM–Noon
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