The resort of Jurmala is famous for its natural wonders – mild climate, the sea, benignant air, therapeutic muds and mineral waters. There’s a white sand beach stretching for nearly 26 km, vast pine forests and seaside dunes. Any season, any time of year visitors can enjoy various events – from art exhibitions to local and international concerts.
The seaside area is equipped by modern conveniences to meet the needs of its guests, including ones with special needs. The city itself is one of the biggest heritages of historic wooden architecture in Latvia. Here you can find 103 national architecture landmarks and another 295 locally important landmarks. Livu Akvaparks, Northern Europe’s largest waterworld, is also located nearby.
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Šlokenbeka manor ensemble
This manor was built in the Middle Ages (15th century) for defensive purposes. Later, it was rebuilt for agricultural purposes – for example, in the 18th century it was a brewery and potato alcohol distillery. You can see the Latvian Roads Museum exhibition here and learn about the development of road building and road industry in general. There is also a collection of horse harnesses and carriages in the museum.
The castle built in 1920 is a perfect Classicism example. It is surrounded by a beautiful park with a rotunda. Inside you will find a partly reconstructed interior of a 19th century countryside manor. You can also see art, cultural and historical exhibitions, an antique everyday objects display and a pottery.
This summer residence and a hunting lodge was built in the beginning of the 20th century for Riga mayor. Now it hosts the exhibition of Latvian hunt and forestry. Guests can book theatrical tours and enjoy the great view from the watchtower.
This is one of the few medieval castles that kept its original look. It was built on the shore of Dzirnavu (Windmills) lake in 1301. Now inside it is a museum with castle models, replica weapons and Livonian order armor displayed. Accompanied by monks or medieval singers, visitors can take a theatrical tour and enjoy a proper medieval meal in the castle’s tavern.
Medieval Entertainment at the Swedish Wall
100 meters away from the medieval Jaunpils castle is the Swedish Wall with medieval-style games held there every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June to September. Guests can try their hand in archery, axe and spade throwing, pushing a wooden cannonball, hammering nails and horseshoes, coinage and Medieval Swedish gun firing.
In 2004, while shooting the Guards of Riga film, the film set was built and, instead of dismantling it, they kept it for tourists to enjoy. In this Filmtown you can have a real time travel experience and feel like a past ages character.
Laumu Natural Park
Go for a walk in this unusual natural park choosing one of the four paths: Bird, Plants, Forest or Bees Path. The Bees Path is a fun and compelling way to learn about the entire life cycle of a bee, look inside a real beehive or try yourself out as a bee-keeper and lift yourself on the ropes up to the tree hollow. The Forest Path has a real beaver dam, and you can also try walking on stilts there. The park also features a sports path with wooden obstacles, monkey bridges and other adventures.
Northern Vineyard in Sabile
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this is the most northern outdoors vineyard. The hill rising above the town and Abava river is about 34 meters high. Other exotic trees such as peaches, apricots and walnuts also grow on that hill.
Slitere National Park
This unique park features all the types of Latvian forest vegetation: from midland leafy forests part to taiga and tundra forests. The blue hills of Slitere were formed about 10 thousand years ago. You can take a stroll around amber pine forests and enjoy the lovely view of rivers and little waterfalls.
Riga is the “Paris of the Baltics” and offers visitors the richest Art Nouveau architecture in Europe and more than 50 museums.
It is a welcoming and suggestive river-side city, a cosmopolitan city par excellence, with an actual maze of little streets and buildings with typical wooden decorations.
The city is energetic, dynamic and intense thanks to its original details and unforgettable colours that capture the hearts of those who visit it.
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