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Gutmanis Cave

The deepest in the Baltic countries (19 m), Gutmanis Cave is linked to the romantic and sad legend of a young girl, Maija.

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Amy Adejokun
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In Gauja Valley, Gutmanis Cave, which was named after the healer who, is said to have used its stream water as medication, is well worth a visit. It is covered in three hundred year old cave paintings and it is the site of a tragic legend: the story of beautiful Maija who was killed in the cave by a suitor and Viktor the gardener who was accused of her murder, but who was later acquitted.

Gutmanis cave

Gutmanis cave , Latvia
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