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Gauja National Park

 
Gauja National Park The biggest NP in Latvia (920 square km) founded in 1973. Its situated on the banks of Gauja river, 60 km long and some 10 to 30 km wide. Marvelous combination of nature (forests, rivers, caves) and cultural sights (cities of Sigulda, Cesis, Valmiera, castles of Sigulda, Krimulda, Turaida). Quite good and cheap railway connection with Riga. Cesis: 20000 inhabitants, fonunded 1205; the oldest North-European brewery (1590); ruin of medieval castle; Chateau Jauna pils with a museum; large gothic church of St. John. Sigulda: 12000 inhabitants, name from Segewald (castle of German crusaders, you can visit the ruins). Pseudo-gothic Jauna pils nearby. Picturesque Lutheran church from 1750. You can reach the other bank ...
 

Jurmala

 
Jurmala Jurmala, a resort town possessing 150-year-old resort traditions, occupies approximately one-tenth part of the coastal line. Jurmala is the place for a city dweller tired of life to reacquire the feeling of being the Nature's child. Here fresh sea wind will fill people's lungs and make them dizzy with the smell of pines, the eyes will rest in the blue of the sea, the feet will sink in the soft golden sand The sun and the wind are stroking the skin, the waves that in August are usually most warm and green will gently rock the swimming body Jurmala with its romantic wooden houses in art nouveau (Jugendstil), its spacious beaches, forests, and calmly flowing Lielupe river is especially attractive in the modern world of s...
 

Liepaja

 
Liepaja Liepaja is located in the southwest of the Republic of Latvia in the central part of the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. The total area of the city is 6037 ha, of which 35 % is green and nature areas, including parks and water basins, 17% - industrial area, 14% - residential area. The lighthouses of Liepaja are the first ones to welcome European sailors in Latvia. Liepaja is the third largest city in Latvia, situated between the sea and a lake. People have lived here for more than 750 years. The River Liva and village Liva were first mentioned in writing in 1253. Most probably the name comes from the word in the Liv language liiv, which means sand. In the beginning Liepaja Port was in the mouth of the river L...
 

Ventspils

 
Ventspils The city of Ventspils is located in the northwestern part of Latvia, by the estuary of the River Venta on the coast of the Baltic Sea, 189 km from the capital of Latvia Riga. The territory of Ventspils city is 55.4 km2, 38% of which is covered with forests, parks and watercourses. Judging by population, Ventspils is the sixth largest city in Latvia (44,085 residents in the beginning of 2004). Entertainment At sunny week-ends local residents and visitors of Ventspils like to walk down Ostas street along the River Venta; other popular places are the fountain Boats of The Sun and the tidy and modern city centre. During summers the most popular spot is the city beach, that has been awarded the Blue Flag. The city pa...
 

 

 

 

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