Ventas rumba, the widest waterfall in Europe.
If you are in Kuldiga, don't forget to visit Ventas Rumba - the main sight in Kuldīga , a 240-meter wide natural waterfall which is possibly the widest in Europe.
The old brick bridge across the Venta built in 1874 is one of the longest its type of bridges in Europe. The bridge was built according to the road standards of the 19th century (500 feet long and 26 feet wide) so that two carriages could pass each other on it. The bridge has often been used for shooting films including “Emil’s Mischiefs”.
Kuldīga lies on the banks of the river Aleksa. This small river deserves your attention also!
About 5 km from Kuldiga you can see Riežupe sand caves - the longest underground labyrinth, open for visitors (460m)
Ventpils - nice sea port
Ventspils is the six largest towns in Latvia, with a population of about 43000. The place location is a junction of two waters – Baltic Sea and Venta river.
The place was mentioned in 13th century first as a place for Livonian castle. It was characte4rised as quite big port town. In the beginning of 18th century Ventspils was quite destroyed because of wartimes (Swedish vs. Poland, Lithuania and later vs. Russia).
Nowadays it is quite beautiful town (despite that not so much of old things left). The place is quite refurbished, especially in recent years. The main sights are old town, statues of cows, beach, other places.
Kuldīga district court
Kuldīgas Tiesa is the district court of Kuldīga, built in the 19th century in the historical centre of the town - in the territory of the Livonian order castle built in 1242.
In this building since the time it was built, seven political governments ( the government of Tsarist Russia, imperial Germany, Stucka bolshevik government, the government of the first Latvia State, Hitler's Germany, the USSR and the Republic of Latvia) of three states (Russia, Germany, Latvia) without intermission have been estimating the conformity of people's deeds with the existing legislation.
(info taken at Kuldīgas Tiesa official site)
Liepājas Iela is a pedestrian street with several 17th – 20th century buildings showing the development of different architectural styles. An original feature of every house is its entrance door and skylight windows above it which are the characteristics exclusive to Kuldīga.
(info taken from Kuldiga official site)
Bonio in Kuldiga
Kuldiga the last stop on our trip around Latvia. We chose an incredibly hot and humid day to visit which sapped much of our strength, we felt we didn't really see all we could have.
Did see the old town, very much unaltered through the years, the widest if not highest waterfall in Europe and a very old brick bridge.
Highly reccommend the hotel we stopped in and a good place to eat too.
Please have a look at what we did.