Castles of Latvia - Krimulda Ruins
|Guaja River gorge view from cable car|
Today the only way to access the Krimulda area from the Sigulda side is via a cable car. We decided we were brave enough to check it out, so we enjoyed a ride 40 meters above the river.
The most unique part of the manor was the sunbathing pavilion built for the sanitorium residents. In the 1920s, this semicircular building had porches facing the sun where residents would soak up the healing rays during the summer. Today it is still a beautiful area, surrounded by flower beds.
It was certainly worth the ride in the cable car across the Gauja River gorge to see this interesting manor even though the castle is long gone.
Next week, we continue our tour of castles.