Sights of Latvia

Sights of Latvia are a find for the tourist. Latvia is considered the most beautiful corner of Europe, where nature itself created the conditions for an excellent holiday. It combines beautiful landscapes and pristine beaches, an excellent microclimate, and travelers will appreciate the sights and the most interesting places in Latvia, the hospitality and friendliness of local residents. Going on a journey from the capital of Latvia, Riga, in any direction, you will see all the new sights of Latvia and new aspects of Latvian life.

Sights of Riga

What to see, where to go and where to relax, having arrived in Latvia? One of the most interesting and attractive places for tourists is Riga.

The main attractions of Riga are concentrated in the heart of the city – Old Riga, where the streets are still lined with cobblestones and where the medieval color of the city is felt. Outstanding architectural monuments from different eras have been preserved in Riga. The main attraction of Riga is the Old Riga district (“Old Riga”) with dozens of old buildings.

Historically, Latvia is divided into 4 regions – Vidzeme, Latgale, Kurzeme and Zemgale. Going on a journey from the capital of Latvia, Riga, in any direction, you will see all the new sights of Latvia and new aspects of the country’s life.

Sights of Vidzeme

Vidzeme will be remembered by you for its small towns, romantic parks, relief landscapes, sandy cliffs and beautiful rivers.

The most beautiful views of Vidzeme are found in the Gauja National Park, especially in the vicinity of Ligatne. The Ligatne Nature Trail runs through the open-air zoo.

The main attractions of Vidzeme are powerful medieval castles. The legacy of the 19th century is, first of all, the numerous estates of the Ostsee barons.

The secret bunker, which was built in Soviet times in the event of a nuclear war in the basements of the Ligatne Rehabilitation Center, also leaves an unusual impression.

Sightseeing in Zemgale

Zemgale is called the region in the southern part of Latvia, which stretches south of Riga and along the left bank of the Daugava right up to the border of Lithuania.

In the north of the region there is also a part of Kemeri National Park, famous for its healing mud, hydrogen sulfide springs and mineral waters.

Many rivers of Latvia flow through the region – the Daugava, Lielupe, Musa and Memele.

Arriving in Zemgale, you get a unique opportunity to walk along the road of history, and get acquainted with the sights of Zemgale from the 9th century through the Middle Ages to the triumph of Baroque.

Sights of Kurzeme

Kurzeme is one of the four historical regions located in the western part of Latvia. Kurzeme is the region of Latvia where two large port cities of Ventspils and Liepaja are located. Kurzeme is one of the four cultural and historical regions of Latvia occupying the entire west of the country, from the Irben Strait in the north to the Lithuanian border in the south. First of all, Kurzeme is of course the coast of the Baltic Sea. In the city of Sabile grows the northernmost grape in Europe. The city of Kuldiga with its unique tiled roofs and many other beautiful places, here is one of the widest waterfalls in Europe – Ventas Rumba, the beautiful river Venta. A city on nine hills – Talsi and the historic Jaunmoku castle in the vicinity of Tukums.

Sights of Latgale

Latgale (Latgale) – the spiritual center of Latvian Catholics. Many crucifixes along the roads indicate a deep devotion to the faith of the inhabitants of these places.

The Latgale region of Latvia got its name from the name of Latgalese – a Baltic tribe who settled in this historical area of ​​the 2nd-3rd centuries. Latgale is a country of unique nature, confusing history and a mixed population: Russians, Poles, Ukrainians and Belarusians. Latgale – the land of blue lakes, a paradise for anglers! Here, between Aglona, ​​Kraslava and Ezerneki, there are several hundred large and small lakes.

25 km from Rēzekne, surrounded by hills, is the second largest lake in Latvia, Razna, 45 km from Rēzekne – the most beautiful lake Ežezers, famous for its many bays and islets. The Daugava River Valley, located between Kraslava and Daugavpils, with its steep banks (up to 40 m high) and the Daugavas Loki Nature Park, where you can find rare species of plants in abundance, is very picturesque.