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Satezele Hillfort

Pēteralas iela 2, LV-2150, Sigulda

Satezele Hillfort was the main Liv fortification on the left shore of the Gauja River until AD 1212. The Livonian Chronicle of Henry mentions it as belonging to lands led by elder Dabrelis. The site is a monument to the Finno-Ugric Liv culture of the late Iron Age, the turbulent period of the Crusades, and the Christianisation in the 13th century. To honor the history and research of Satezele Hillfort, the Turaida Museum Reserve will host an event to increase interest in the archaeological site and its preservation.


Opening of book “Satezeles pils un zeme“
The event honors the release of a new monograph “Satezeles pils un zeme“ about the history and research of Satezele Hillfort.
The opening will be held at the archaeological site and will be followed by a tour of the site, led by historian Guntis Zemītis who conducted excavations in the hillfort in 2005. In the venue, a new informative stand about the hillfort will be opened and a musical greeting will lift the atmosphere.


Friday 14 June de 15:00 à 20:00

General public


Mobility issues / wheelchair

The venue and the main event are partially wheelchair accessible.

-- None --, Siguldas novads

Turaida Museum Reserve

Turaidas iela 10, Sigulda, Siguldas novads, LV-2150

The Turaida Museum Reserve preserves archaeological, historical, architectural, and art monuments that tell the history of a millennium, starting from the 11th century. A medieval castle, church, the Gauja Livs, historical manor estate, and the Hill of Dainas - each place has its own story.
The main events will take place in the 13th-century castle complex that will celebrate 810 this year. However, all visitors will have the chance to familiarize themselves with the thousand-year heritage of the Turaida historical center.

Discovery tour

The story of Turaidas archaeological research with the scribe and chief judge of Turaida castle
The Turaida Museum Reserve offers discovery tours about the archaeological sites of the territory and the history of the research expedition in the Turaida medieval castle. The public tours will be led by holders of important medieval positions - the scribe and chief judge of Turaida.
The tours will be in Latvian and available every hour.

6.00 €

Sunday 16 June de 13:00 à 16:00 (The tours start every hour)


Schoolchildren :

Primary, Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

The tours are suitable for school-age children.


Exciting Archeaology
“Exciting Archaeology“ will host multiple educational workshops where visitors can creatively learn about the archaeological heritage of Turaida and the local region. The workshops will be open continuously, offering exciting activities for all ages with ceramics, textile crafts, and topics related to an archaeologist's work and the archaeology of Turaida castle. The event will conclude with a musical performance.

6.00 €

Saturday 15 June de 13:00 à 19:00

Family, General public

Schoolchildren :

Primary, Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

The workshops include creative and craft-related activities that different ages of children can enjoy.

The courtyard of the medieval castle where the event takes place is wheelchair accessible.