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The Best Attractions In Latvia

Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis) Juris Seņņikovs
Galleria Riga MyFitness Galleria Riga
Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014 Sam Turgeon
St. Peter's Church Justin Lee
Musee Art Nouveau k
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum Barbara Morche
Gauja National Park Anita Londe
Pilsetas kanals Éva Rosta
Karosta Prison aare lillemets
Riga Motormuseum Pavel Gore
Latvian Museum of Photography Katriin Kütt
Salaspils Memorial Ensemble Sergey Negative
Latvia , officially the Republic of Latvia , is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Since its independence, Latvia has been referred to as one of the Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia in the northern region, Lithuania in the southern, to the east is Russia, and Belarus to the southeast, as well as sharing a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia has 1,957,200 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km2 . The country has a temperate seasonal climate.After centuries of Swedish, Polish and Russian rule, a rule mainly executed by the Baltic German aristocracy, the Republic of Latvia was established on 18 November 1918 when it b...
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The Best Attractions In Latvia

  • 2. Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis) Riga
    The Freedom Monument is a memorial located in Riga, Latvia, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence . It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. Unveiled in 1935, the 42-metre high monument of granite, travertine, and copper often serves as the focal point of public gatherings and official ceremonies in Riga. The sculptures and bas-reliefs of the monument, arranged in thirteen groups, depict Latvian culture and history. The core of the monument is composed of tetragonal shapes on top of each other, decreasing in size towards the top, completed by a 19-metre high travertine column bearing the copper figure of Liberty lifting three gilded stars. The concept for the monument first emerged in the early 1920s when the L...
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  • 3. Venta Waterfall Kuldiga
    Venta Rapid is a waterfall on the Venta River in Kuldīga, Latvia. It is the widest waterfall in Europe – 249 metres and up to 270 metres during spring floods. Its height is 1.80–2.20 metres and it changes depending on the water level in the river.The Waterfall formed on Devonian dolostone. It formed an obstacle on Venta - medieval inland shipping route and due to this here formed settlement - contemporary Kuldīga. In the 17th and 19th centuries there were started works for building a shipping route around the falls but works were abandoned. Fishing weirs were carved into the stone. They were used to catch salmon and sturgeon. Due to these fishing devices, Kuldīga used to be called to be a town where you can catch salmon in the air. One could catch as many as 80—100 salmon a day . ...
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  • 5. Ventspils Beach Ventspils
    Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. At the beginning of 2017, Ventspils had a population of 39,286. It is situated on the Venta River and the Baltic Sea, and has an ice-free port. The city's name literally means castle on the Venta, referring to the Livonian Order's castle built alongside the Venta River. Ventspils holds the national record for the highest temperature ever recorded in Latvia with 37.8 °C on 4 August 2014.
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  • 6. Karosta Prison Liepaja
    Karosta is a neighbourhood in the north of Liepāja in western Latvia by the Baltic sea. Karosta was constructed in 1890-1906 as a naval base for the Russian Tsar Alexander III, and later served as a base for the Soviet Baltic Fleet . Now it is a very popular place for tourists and artists, since there are unique sights and interesting places, such as the scenic seascapes with partially blasted fortresses on the Baltic shore. The K@2 Artists` center was established in 2000 and acts as a frame for many cultural activities by local and foreign artists who come to Karosta to make their projects and get inspiration from the unique feeling that only Karosta has - nature, buildings, ruins, people. The base is of tactical importance due to its central location in the Baltic Sea and the fact that ...
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  • 9. Riga Cathedral Riga
    Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia. With 641,481 inhabitants , it is also the largest city in the three Baltic states, home to one third of Latvia's population and one tenth of the three Baltic states' combined population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava. Riga's territory covers 307.17 km2 and lies 1–10 m above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain.Riga was founded in 1201 and is a former Hanseatic League member. Riga's historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture. Riga was the European Capital of Culture during 2014, along with Umeå in Sweden. Riga hosted the 2006 NATO Summit, the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, the 2006 IIHF Men's World Ice Hockey Champi...
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  • 10. Riga Zoo Riga
    Riga Zoo is a city-owned zoo in Riga, Latvia. It is located in Mežaparks, on the western bank of Ķīšezers lake. Riga Zoo houses around 4000 animals of nearly 500 species and is visited by 250-300,000 visitors annually. The zoo has a branch Cīruļi in Liepāja District, Kalvene parish, established in 1996, it has an area of 135 hectares .
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  • 14. Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum Riga
    The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia is an open-air museum located just outside Riga, the capital of Latvia, on the lightly wooded shores of Jugla Lake.
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