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Historic Centre of Turaida (Latvia)

The Medieval Castle in the historic centre of Turaida, Latvia

SIGULDA (LATVIA), 13TH -20TH CENTURY

As a crossroad of historical events, the Historic Centre of Turaida played a role in the integration of the Baltic States into Europe also by using western Christianity as a means for social integration.

This cultural heritage consists of the Turaida medieval castle, the Folk Song Park at Dianu Hill, the Cultural and Historical Heritage of Gauja Livs (one of the ancient tribes of Latvia), the Church Hill and Wooden Church (1750), one of the oldest of its kind in the country.

The Historic Centre of Turaida played an important role in the spread of Christianity and was one place where the “Singing Revolution” contributed to the reintegration of Latvia to Europe representing  European values of freedom and cultural diversity.