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Latvia's coastal city of Ventspils may be best known for its port, its castle and its publicity-hungry mayor, but there is more to the place than oil tankers, history and execrable dress sense, as a new statistics bulletin produced by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) to mark the city's 725th birthday shows.
Ventspils
Latvia's coastal city of Ventspils may be best known for its port, its castle and its publicity-hungry mayor, but there is more to the place than oil tankers, history and execrable dress sense, as a new statistics bulletin produced by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) to mark the city's 725th birthday shows.
https://www.liepaja.lv/en/residents/liepaja-city/about-liepaja/
Liepāja
https://www.liepaja.lv/en/residents/liepaja-city/about-liepaja/
One of the most beautiful towns in Latvia - Kuldīga. The architecture, the ancient houses, the hills and the valleys of the town, the colours red, ocher, green, gray, and a little bit of pastel. Fall, winter, spring, and summer - the town maintains its charm all throughout the year. Kuldīga has established and maintains a strong link with culture and art. The true richness of the town is its people. The town is architecturally preserved, there are no plastic windows and doors. Here you can have a good time and a great meal. Sophisticated cultural life, tranquility and the charm of a small town, that is Kuldīga. And there is no other place like Kuldīga.
Kuldīga Municipality
One of the most beautiful towns in Latvia - Kuldīga. The architecture, the ancient houses, the hills and the valleys of the town, the colours red, ocher, green, gray, and a little bit of pastel. Fall, winter, spring, and summer - the town maintains its charm all throughout the year. Kuldīga has established and maintains a strong link with culture and art. The true richness of the town is its people. The town is architecturally preserved, there are no plastic windows and doors. Here you can have a good time and a great meal. Sophisticated cultural life, tranquility and the charm of a small town, that is Kuldīga. And there is no other place like Kuldīga.
Most likely, Ventas Rumba is the widest waterfall in Europe. It is just 2 m tall though but its low height is compensated by the impressive width and beautiful scenery around it – the charming, picturesque Kuldiga town and historical brick bridge below the falls.
Río Venta
Most likely, Ventas Rumba is the widest waterfall in Europe. It is just 2 m tall though but its low height is compensated by the impressive width and beautiful scenery around it – the charming, picturesque Kuldiga town and historical brick bridge below the falls.
Latvia’s very own version of Alcatraz, but without the water, the sharks and the view of the Golden Gate bridge. The ominous brick building has however been witness to some ghastly crimes over the past century. Originally built as an infirmary in 1900, it was used as a military prison by a long succession of regimes including the Soviets, Nazis and most recently, the Latvians. Indeed, the last prisoner was detained here as recently as 1997, a disturbing thought once you’ve seen the frightening scenes inside. Although the Nazis sentenced ‘criminals’ such as Latvian deserters to death here and executed them outside in the yard, the post-independence Latvian military mostly imprisoned barroom brawlers, drunks and seamen who went AWOL and then usually only for a few days. A tour of the building will reveal the horrible life lived by the inmates and the graffiti they left behind. Above the door in the solitary confinement cell is a cryptic message: ‘izeja no elles’ or ‘exit from hell.’ Guides are also happy to tell you the tale of the ghost that haunts the prison and how doors often swing open by themselves, how light bulbs screw out of their sockets and how visitors and staff have felt the disturbing cold of a presence not of this earth. The hauntings were even investigated in an episode of the SciFi Channel's Ghost Hunters International. They claimed it was one of the most active locations they had ever visited. Visitors can take a simple tour with a guide or audio guide, participate in a reality show (in English or German), spend the night in a cell or do the ultimate and become a prisoner for the night including regular bed checks, verbal abuse by guards in period uniforms and experience the horrors of using the latrine (see website for details). For participatory events you must call ahead and reserve a time.
Karosta Prison
4 Invalīdu iela
Latvia’s very own version of Alcatraz, but without the water, the sharks and the view of the Golden Gate bridge. The ominous brick building has however been witness to some ghastly crimes over the past century. Originally built as an infirmary in 1900, it was used as a military prison by a long succession of regimes including the Soviets, Nazis and most recently, the Latvians. Indeed, the last prisoner was detained here as recently as 1997, a disturbing thought once you’ve seen the frightening scenes inside. Although the Nazis sentenced ‘criminals’ such as Latvian deserters to death here and executed them outside in the yard, the post-independence Latvian military mostly imprisoned barroom brawlers, drunks and seamen who went AWOL and then usually only for a few days. A tour of the building will reveal the horrible life lived by the inmates and the graffiti they left behind. Above the door in the solitary confinement cell is a cryptic message: ‘izeja no elles’ or ‘exit from hell.’ Guides are also happy to tell you the tale of the ghost that haunts the prison and how doors often swing open by themselves, how light bulbs screw out of their sockets and how visitors and staff have felt the disturbing cold of a presence not of this earth. The hauntings were even investigated in an episode of the SciFi Channel's Ghost Hunters International. They claimed it was one of the most active locations they had ever visited. Visitors can take a simple tour with a guide or audio guide, participate in a reality show (in English or German), spend the night in a cell or do the ultimate and become a prisoner for the night including regular bed checks, verbal abuse by guards in period uniforms and experience the horrors of using the latrine (see website for details). For participatory events you must call ahead and reserve a time.
Although direct evidence is missing, there is a legend that this building was the Russian Pavilion at the exhibition in Paris in 1900. After extensive restoration work the museum re-opened its door to visitors on April 26th 2014. Today the museum offers varied exhibitions. The exhibition on the third floor is devoted to the town's history. The second floor has been designed as an apartment of a rich family living in Kuldīga at the beginning of the 20th century. Visitors are introduced to their daily routine: a dining room, a lady's boudoir, a music room, a kitchen and a master's room where visitors may enjoy Jānis Mētra playing card collection. A comfortable customer service and information centre has been opened on the ground floor.
Kuldiga District Museum
5 Pils iela
Although direct evidence is missing, there is a legend that this building was the Russian Pavilion at the exhibition in Paris in 1900. After extensive restoration work the museum re-opened its door to visitors on April 26th 2014. Today the museum offers varied exhibitions. The exhibition on the third floor is devoted to the town's history. The second floor has been designed as an apartment of a rich family living in Kuldīga at the beginning of the 20th century. Visitors are introduced to their daily routine: a dining room, a lady's boudoir, a music room, a kitchen and a master's room where visitors may enjoy Jānis Mētra playing card collection. A comfortable customer service and information centre has been opened on the ground floor.
Total length of sand caves of Riezupe is roughly 2 kilometers. Currently we can visit 460 meters of underground caves which has rare allurement. The story goes that labyrinths of the caves has unusual power... Caves has been constructed for fourth generations. The owner of caves is Inese Fokerota - she is heiress in fourth generation. Sand of the caves has been used to manufacture glass - sand is as whit and clean as sugar. Temperature in the caves is constant all year long - eight degrees centigrade. Bats have been using caves as their shelter - there are eight species of bats in caves. They pass the winter here untroubled, goes away in spring, letting tourists safely enjoy labyrinths of the caves. People are using sand of the caves for medical purposes because sand has imbibed salt of the sea. Eight meters underground we reach Hall of Love - place that newlyweds like. Flowers that they leave there can survive without water for months and caves give newlyweds special power for long long marriage. Next is Hall of Faith - unusual feelings overwhelm us standing in the point of intersection of underground waters. Love, faith... and next is Hall of Hope where we feel that we are full of energy, hope, love and self-confidence!
Riežupes smilšu alas
Total length of sand caves of Riezupe is roughly 2 kilometers. Currently we can visit 460 meters of underground caves which has rare allurement. The story goes that labyrinths of the caves has unusual power... Caves has been constructed for fourth generations. The owner of caves is Inese Fokerota - she is heiress in fourth generation. Sand of the caves has been used to manufacture glass - sand is as whit and clean as sugar. Temperature in the caves is constant all year long - eight degrees centigrade. Bats have been using caves as their shelter - there are eight species of bats in caves. They pass the winter here untroubled, goes away in spring, letting tourists safely enjoy labyrinths of the caves. People are using sand of the caves for medical purposes because sand has imbibed salt of the sea. Eight meters underground we reach Hall of Love - place that newlyweds like. Flowers that they leave there can survive without water for months and caves give newlyweds special power for long long marriage. Next is Hall of Faith - unusual feelings overwhelm us standing in the point of intersection of underground waters. Love, faith... and next is Hall of Hope where we feel that we are full of energy, hope, love and self-confidence!
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Restaurants and some places where you can taste and buy different food or beverages.
A nice cafe to drink coffee with some outstanding cakes!
The Marmalade
5 Pasta iela
A nice cafe to drink coffee with some outstanding cakes!
A very good restaurant with friendly waiters and delicious food. Pet friendly as well.
Jēkaba sēta Viesnīca & Restorāns
36 Liepājas iela
A very good restaurant with friendly waiters and delicious food. Pet friendly as well.
Very nice restaurant with gentle and welcoming staff. Food is delicious, location is the best - just on the shore of Venta river, very close to the Venta waterfall.
Bangert's
1 Pils iela
Very nice restaurant with gentle and welcoming staff. Food is delicious, location is the best - just on the shore of Venta river, very close to the Venta waterfall.
ABAVAS winery is family owned producer of premium craft drinks from Latvian grown fruits and berries. Established in 2010, it is currently leading and best known winery in Latvia, with growing friend and fun base abroad. Their drinks have been highly acknowledged by professionals both locally and internationally and won numerous awards. They operate at two sites, both in western part of Latvia: - the vineyard and farm is located in Abavas river valley close to town of Sabile; - the cellar and vinery is based in Arlavciems, Close to town of Tukums. ​The wine cellar is open for tours and tastings!
ABAVAS vineyard
ABAVAS winery is family owned producer of premium craft drinks from Latvian grown fruits and berries. Established in 2010, it is currently leading and best known winery in Latvia, with growing friend and fun base abroad. Their drinks have been highly acknowledged by professionals both locally and internationally and won numerous awards. They operate at two sites, both in western part of Latvia: - the vineyard and farm is located in Abavas river valley close to town of Sabile; - the cellar and vinery is based in Arlavciems, Close to town of Tukums. ​The wine cellar is open for tours and tastings!
This is the biggest ostrich farm in Latvia. Here you can taste eggs and meat, you can buy it as well. Also there is a goat farm here.
Strausu ferma NORNIEKI
This is the biggest ostrich farm in Latvia. Here you can taste eggs and meat, you can buy it as well. Also there is a goat farm here.