The Ludzas region contains several nature preserves and areas of special protection – the Pilda and Istra lakes, Ziemelistra hills, and geomorphologie formations “Velna pedas” (the devil’s footmarks) in Rundeni. Noteworthy are also the parks of Malnava and Ruskulova manors.
Latgale is an unique region of Latvia where the third famous religion is old-believers. Only here you'll find specific churches of old-believers.
You will find rest and recreation in farmhouses, horse-rides, boat trips, fishing, hunting, berry picking, hiking and other outdoor activities.
Interesants can entrance peasant houses and take a look how Latgale's people lived in the XIX and in the begining of the XX century.
There are many etnographic museums in Latgale. One of the biggest is in Ludza. The cottage in the picture is the typical house of the XIX century.