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Riga

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1646,4423,158

Cesis

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63,163,9

Sigulda

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108,323,13

Ventspils

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58,116,3

Rundale

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20,46,0

Kuldiga

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38,97,5

Daugavpils

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36,58,4

Liepaja

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16,24,16

Aluksne

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23,45,0

Bauska

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18,48,1

Jurmala

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10,29,39

Kraslava

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6,25,0

Tukums

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6,11,1

Roja

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3,9,0

Latgale

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12,26,0

Zvejniekciems

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2,5,0

Ludza

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4,12,0

Salaspils

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3,29,0

Kolka

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2,16,0

Koknese

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2,8,0

Araisi

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2,10,0

Aglona

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2,8,0

Valka

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3,10,0

Sabile

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6,10,0

Murjani

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1,1,0

Mersrags

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0,9,0

Malta

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12,13,0

Limbazi

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5,28,0

Gulbene

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0,6,0

Pape

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3,3,0

Kemeri

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5,10,0

Kaltene

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0,2,0

Garsene

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0,1,0

Aizkraukle

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4,13,0

Talsi

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6,16,0

Gaujiena

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0,1,0

Dobele

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0,3,0

Baldone

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8,17,0

Riga

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  • St. Peter's Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    Riga Things to Do

    This Lutheran church in the centre of Riga's old town is one of its most impressive buildings. A church was first built here in the early 13th century but almost nothing of that structure remains today. Like other buildings in Riga, St Peter's has suffered several destructions or partial destructions due to fire and warfare, and the church has...

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  • Reval Hotel Ridzene

    Riga Hotels

    This year - hotel Ridzene again. The main hotel's advantage is its very quiet location in the very...

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  • Large size shoes

    Riga Shopping

    Finding large size shoes is being problem for many years both for men and women. This shop specialises in selling large size shoes form women (size 40-46) and men (size 46-53). Here you can find lot of different brands from Latvia, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy, UK, France and other countries.Definitely can say that some of shoes style you can...

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Cesis

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  • Valmiera - center of Vidzeme region

    Cesis Off The Beaten Path

    Valmiera is the main town of Vidzeme region, located in North of Latvia and with a population of about 27 000 people. It is known for old castle ruins and St. Simon church, both from 13th century. There is also nice beer brewery, located in old palace.Place was first time mentioned in 1323, in the end of 18th century it was badly damaged and now we...

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  • Atputa Hotel

    Cesis Hotels

    Cirulisu 49, Cesis, LV-4101, Latvia

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Big hell outcrop

    Cesis Off The Beaten Path

    Outcrop is a strange looking place, 23 meters long cave. As it seems, inside it is a water stream. Big hell was formed about 5 - 7 thousand years ago.Place is located in Liepa village, geological object is also secured by Gauja national park.Big hell outcrop (Liepa village) is about 14 kilometers from Cesis.

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Sigulda

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  • Gutman Cave

    Sigulda Things to Do

    The touristic attraction of Sigulda is the Gutman cave, only 19 metres deep but the largest cave of the Baltics. The parking is 1 Lats (1,4 euro). It's the most written cave of Latvia. There's a nice legend (saga) about this cave wich romantic people will like to hear.

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  • Prieka Pietura

    Sigulda Hotels

    Stacijas 6, Sigulda, LV 2150, Latvia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Turaida and Sigulda castle

    Sigulda Things to Do

    I really suggest to take you a tour to Turaida and Sigulda castles! I would like to say a very big "Thank you!" to a tour guide Sabine from a company Latvian Tour Guides, who took me and my friends to Turaida, Sigulda and Krimulda and did all her best to make that a perfect day tour to us! If you go to Sigulda stop at restaurant in city centre...

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Ventspils

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  • Soviet time object - radio-locator

    Ventspils Off The Beaten Path

    This is one of grandiose military objects' which left Russian army, and which was located in the past army town. The feelings are quite strange when you go to the radio-locator, because in that town nobody lives today and many-storey buildings give spooky town impression.This forth largest radio-locator in Europe once was used for interception of...

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  • Hotel Juras Brize

    Ventspils Hotels

    Vasarnicu 34, Ventspils, 3601, Latvia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Ventspils Radio Astronomy centre in...

    Ventspils Off The Beaten Path

    The Baltic Sea cost at Soviet times was quite much militarized, as it was good strategic point for USSR. The same happened in or around main ports of Baltic state countries (Liepaja, Ventspils, Klaipeda, so on).A few kilometers from Ventspils there is a big satellite located, in older times the place was forbidden for locals; nowadays it is...

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Rundale

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  • busses are infrequent in Bauska

    Rundale Transportation

    To go to Rundale you first take a bus to Bauska, they run every 15 minutes,(1 hour) Be sure that the latest you take is 9.40, try to be earlier. The fare is 2,15 Lat and you buy a ticket inside the busstation In Bauska there is a bus to Rundalepils (castle of Rundale) at 11.00 o'clock, the next one is at 15.00. If you miss the first one you can...

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  • Palace of Rundale

    Rundale Things to Do

    Beautiful palace of Rundale (Pilsrundale in Latvian) is located in rather unattractive place of Latvia.. Almost on border of Lithuania, close to small border town Bauska. Pilsrundale was built in 18th century as a summer residence for rich duke of Latvia. World famous Italian architect at that time was invited to create the palace with French rose...

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  • At the Palace

    Rundale Shopping

    As we were wandering in the palace trying to find the WC, we saw a sign that said something close to souvenirs so we followed it and found a lady selling plaster cast plates with Roman or Greek gods (sorry, don't know which are which) and other plaster cast souvenirs for next to nothing.We bought a few to bring back (they weigh almost nothing) and...

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Kuldiga

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  • Waterfall Rumbla

    Kuldiga Things to Do

    Rumbla is the broadest waterfall in Europe (250 metres) but maximum only 2,2 metres deep! This waterfall is quit unique. Also watch the nice bridges from 1880, close to the waterfall. When you follow the river there's also a nice watchtower where you have a wonderful view on the surroundings and river.

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  • Jana Nams

    Kuldiga Hotels

    Only one night stay, but very enjoyable all the same. Easy to find, close to the town centre, warm...

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  • Edole pils - a hidden gem

    Kuldiga Off The Beaten Path

    Latvia has several old houses and castles, a very old but quite original one is Edole pils, in Edole village, Kuldigas rajons.It was in the process of being restored in the summer of 2002, with the inside of most rooms quite barren. But you can get a good impression of a 13th century bishop's castle, built by the "Livonian Order"

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Daugavpils

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  • Getting to, and getting out of,...

    Daugavpils Transportation

    If you're traveling by train, there are daily trains... but the more pleasant "Dinaburga" express from Rīga now runs only every other day, departing in the late afternoon and reaching Daugavpils in about three hours (Krustpils/Jēkabpils, on the way, is a worthwhile stop). The Kaliningrad train to St. Petersburg is a possibility for...

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  • Park Hotel Latgola

    Daugavpils Hotels

    I stayed here for one night in 2010 on my trek (a luxury coach) up through Scandinavia into Russia...

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  • Clean Street but nothing to do.......

    Daugavpils Favorites

    Daugavpils is a clean and friendly city although English is not universally spoken. It probably better to go in Summer - it can be very cold in winter - however it is unlikely that you will find very much to do unless you are keen on Churches or monuments.

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Liepaja

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  • Liepajas Metalurgs football

    Liepaja Sports & Outdoors

    The local soccer team, part of a giant metalworking company, and current (2005) Latvian champions play in the Daugava stadium in seaside park, lovely setting for a football stadium. Just missed a game by a couple of days but the gates were open so we were able to walk around, it's a neat and tidy place, would have enjoyed watching.

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  • Promenade Hotel

    Liepaja Hotels

    Veca Ostmala 40, Liepaja, 3401, Latvia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Visit the tourist office first.

    Liepaja Things to Do

    For maps, information and general assistance I recommend you visit the tourist information office first. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff gave us a good guide book and plenty of ideas how to spend our time in Liepaja.

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Aluksne

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  • Relax and meet nice people...

    Aluksne Nightlife

    If You want to go to enjoy nightlife in Aluksne, than You can go to the nightclub "Ideja". Nightclub have 2 floors - on the first floor there is a dance hall, on the second floor there is a bar and tables where You can sit and chat with friends and from the second floor You can also watch the dance floor...Better to go to this club is when they...

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  • Hand made - nice shop!

    Aluksne Shopping

    This is a very nice shop in Aluksne where You can find different kind of crafts, also bijouterie, pottery, candles, nice and interesting gifts etc. Different kind of goods which is hand made from natural linen (flax) like bags, tablecloth, scarfs, apron etc. It depends what You are going to buy.

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  • Marisa Birthday

    Aluksne Transportation

    In this project Latvia is represented by the Industrial Heritage Trust of Latvia which, in cooperation with the private railway company "Gulbene – Aluksne banitis", is restoring the steam engine Kc-4-332 built in Czechoslovakia and a "Pafawag" passenger coach, as well as reconstructing a passing loop in Kalniene station. It is also preparing...

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Bauska

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  • The Rundale Palace

    Bauska Things to Do

    The Rundale Palace: a miracle of baroque art in the landscape of Zemgale...With its mightiness and dazzling beauty this gem of baroque and rococo art and architecture continues to take the traveller by surpise.

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  • Day & Night Hotel Bauska

    Bauska Hotels

    Slimnicas iela 7, Bauska, LV-3901, Latvia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Rundale Palace

    Bauska Things to Do

    Rundale Palace is the 18th-century architectural highlight of provincial Latvia. The Palace is located just 12km (7mi) west of Bauska. It was designed and built in the 18th century by a baroque genius from Italy, Bartolomeo Rastrelli, who created many of St Petersburg's finest buildings. Rundale Palace is open every day from May to October from 10...

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Jurmala

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  • Bulduri - the “Jûras perle” restaurant

    Jurmala Favorites

    One of the symbols and the landmarks of a bygone Jurmala resort, where people used to come from all over the Soviet Union was the "Jûras perle” (or the Sea Pearl) restaurant. It was there where the very first variety show and the first night bar in the USSR were opened.The unique building was constructed in 1965 by the famous architect Joseph...

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  • Juras Banga

    Jurmala Hotels

    Juras 30, Jurmala, Latvia

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Vaivari – the beach

    Jurmala Favorites

    In 1968 when I was a 14-years old youth and we traveled around Latvia with my farther by car we decided to spend some time in Jurmala. The city of Jûrmala actually consists of a string of small resorts. From west to east, these include Íemeri, Jauníemeri, Sloka, Kauguri, Vaivari, Asari, Melluþi, Pumpuri, Jaundubulti, Dubulti, Majori, Dzintari,...

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Kraslava

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  • St. Donatus Church

    Kraslava Things to Do

    Church was finished to construct at 1767 in baroque style. Italian Antonio Paraco designed it. In fact, this place was planned to be main seat of Bishop of Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania.It is pity I haven’t been inside, as priest had service somewhere outside church and kept it locked.

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  • Palace of Platers

    Kraslava Things to Do

    Von Plater family constructed palace and park around at middle of 18th century. It was used for residential purposes. Later it was rebuilt and was used as school at soviet times. It is quite neglect now, seems that after taking care of such place it could be great destination for visitors of Latgala region.

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  • The Church of Saint Donat

    Kraslava Things to Do

    Try to time your visit to Krāslava on a Sunday (it makes a nice day trip from Daugavpils), since the churches tend to be closed on other days. Saint Donat's was built to be the seat of Bishop of Inflanty (Polish Livonia) between 1755 and 1767 by the Italian architect Antonio Paraco at the behest of Konstanty Ludwik Broel-Plater. The Polish...

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Tukums

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  • Train

    Tukums Transportation

    You can get to Tukums from Riga also by suburban train: http://www.1188.lv/satiksme?sub=vilcieni&PHPSESSID=4ce0592620033989a732d0620bcc79c6&lang=en. It is a little bit cheaper then bus, but take the same time to reach Tukums. These trains are going through Jurmala, so you can combine your visit to these two towns from Riga. There are two train...

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  • Arka

    Tukums Hotels

    The Arka is the newest hotel in Tukums. It is right in town not far from the museums and other sites...

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  • Bus

    Tukums Transportation

    There are frequent (each hour or sometimes often) buses from Riga. It takes 1-1.5 hours to get there depending on which bus you are taking. For prices and timetable for this and other bus routes check this link: http://www.1188.lv/satiksme?sub=autobusi&lang=en.

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Roja

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  • Bus

    Roja Transportation

    You can get to Roja by bus from Riga (few times a day; 2.5 hours; 3 LVL), Talsi (several times a day; 1 hour, 1 LVL), Kolka (few times a day; 40 minutes; 1 LVL), Mazirbe (2 times a day; more than 1 hour; 1.5 LVL) or some other places. Check this site for more information: http://www.1188.lv/satiksme/. Very important note – check the route for Riga...

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  • Walking at seaside

    Roja Things to Do

    You can walk at seaside and enjoy nice views. The beach is sandy, but with many stones. If you come here during mid-June till August you can also swim in the sea.

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  • Lutheran church

    Roja Things to Do

    This church is built in 19th century on the place of 17th century wooden church. The church suffered a lot during both World Wars, but it was restorated in early 1990-ies. There is a cemetery near the church. Some of the burial stones (from Soviet times) have no crosses, but anchor for captain or high rank sailor, a cup and snake for doctor (see...

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Latgale

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  • Arts and Crafts in Latgola

    Latgale Shopping

    Note -- "Daugavpils > Daugavpils" contains info on the city; I'm using the regional pages for info on Latgola (Latgale). Latgola is the region richest in crafts, especially known for its traditional ceramics.The link below provides info on different artists, with contacts. The opening of a kiln is an ocassion, not just an opportunity to...

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  • Backwaters

    Latgale Off The Beaten Path

    Between Daugavpils and Krāslava (the latter was considered the most beautiful spot in Latvia in the 'Thirties, and is worth a visit despite the degradation the Soviets wrought), you'll pass a couple of gravel roads that lead to Slutišķi.This is an isolated, impoverished hamlet of Old Believers -- Russians who fled persecution by the...

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  • The possibility to see churches of...

    Latgale Things to Do

    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.

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