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This is the largest cave in the Baltic States – 18,8 metres deep, 12 metres wide and 10 metres high.
An old legend says that Liv warrior ordered that his beautiful but cheating wife be entombed in the wall of a local cliff. The woman’s tears turned into a clear stream of water, which later carved the massive cave into the wall of rock.
Another legend talks of a healer who supposedly healed many people with the healthy water of the area in the cave.
The most popular story about the cave speaks of the Maiden of Turaida, Maija who was killed here.
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