Recommended Great Tourist Attractions in Latvia

This country, along the Baltic Sea in the fertile plains covered by vast expanses of forest. Once part of the USSR, Latvia gained its independence on August 21, 1991. The nation has one of the fastest GDP growth of qualifications in Europe in recent times. It is a beautiful country, both urban and rural areas and the downtown of the capital, Riga, has been designated as World Heritage by UNESCO for its unique examples of architecture.

1.) Dome of the Cathedral

This old building was erected in 1211 after the Germans crossed the susceptible population made the conversion to Christianity. It is the largest church in the Baltic region. Do not miss the hearing organ of the cathedral, with its nearly 7000 pipes, an amazing device, a national treasure of international prestige.

2.) Church of San Juan

Located in Riga, this church was built in the fourteenth century. It consists of a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. This church is one of the most important buildings in a city full of interesting architecture.

3.) Holy Trinity Church

Speaking of churches and organs, it is in Liepaja, the third largest city in Latvia and a major port. Hear Mass here and listen to the world's largest pipe organ playing recalcitrant, with its 7,000 pipes and 141 stops. This is a great counterpoint to another attraction of Liepaja.

4.) Karosta

Ever wondered what life was like on the other side of the Iron Curtain era? Latvia was one of the defenses of the Soviet defense against the U.S. empire, and earlier as Karosta bases give a chance to see what it means to be a defender of the Soviet era. Among the things to see in Karosta are the official Palace, the old prison, the breakwater and its fortifications.

5.) Liepaja

The Baltic port remains relatively free of ice during the winter. Visitors can dine and hang out at the many eating establishments in the city center, then go for a walk in Seaside Park. The city also offers a beach that boasts it has the whitest sand in the Baltics.

6.) Casinos

If you are beaten by a mood, while gambling in the country, it is better to be in Riga. There, the Olympic Voodoo Casino can help meet your needs. It is the largest casino in the whole of Latvia.

7.) Hunting

The prevalence of unspoiled countryside means that there are a lot of game to be had in Latvia. Deer, wild boar, moose, beaver, lynx, and wildfowl are some of the animals available for hunting. The SFS (State Forest Service) is the leading authority administering hunting laws, so be sure to coordinate with them if you plan to hunt. Note that Latvia also conforms to the hunting laws in the EU.

8.) Freedom Monument

In the center of Riga is a statue of 42 feet of a woman with arms raised, holding aloft three stars. This is the Freedom Monument, which, among other things, is a symbol of freedom of Latvia and commemorates those who were deported to the gulags in the Soviet era. Locally, the statue is known by the name of Milda.

9.) Sigulda

This old town is situated on the river Gauja. Tourists can ply the waters during the summer and skiing in the winter season. Local attractions include Turaida Castle and Museum as well as some local caves.

10.) Jurmala

Fifteen minutes by train travel, this resort town stretches along the Gulf of Riga, near the river Lielupe. It is a perfect destination for those who want forests, sandy beaches and bright sunshine. Jurmala drivers need to buy a special ticket to enter here.



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Karosta

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Freedom Monument

Sigulda

Jurmala

 
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