Sigulda

Sightseeing

Gutmanis Cave (Gūtmaņa ala)

The largest cave in the Baltics measuring 19m deep, 12m wide and 10m high is not only a natural wonder, but also a place steeped in myth and legend. One story claims that the Liv chieftain Rindaugas accused his wife of being unfaithful and buried her in a steep bank of the River Gauja and her tears turned into a stream which created the cave. Another tale claims that the Turaida Rose met her end here. The sandstone marvel still bears inscriptions from as early as the 17th century.

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