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 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.