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    Blue Flag Beach

    by yankin Written Jun 6, 2010

    It is a nice beach with fine white sand and wide seashore. You will be amazed to see how many things you can do there.

    There is plenty of playground equipment like slides, swings, and, etc. It offers you a place to play football or beach volleyball! Your kids will have fun as much as you do!

    However, the temperature is not always perfect in Summer, so count on 15 - 18 degrees for water... But still I love it, because it is clean and doesn't have or almost doesn't have stones, when you're walking in the water.

    There are few cafes around and kiosks on the shore. If you do like surfing, then there is a part in the middle dedicated to this particular reason. Then follows the designated area for nudists.

    The only thing - it is not Western Europe so don't leave anything unattended otherwise it may be gone!

    January 2010 January 2010, swings on the beach May 2010, the water, as you can see, is clean May 2010, meters away from the beach
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    Seaside Open Air Museum

    by yankin Written Jun 6, 2010

    This museum is dedicated to fishing. You will find many fishermen’s homesteads, barns, smokehouses and even a wind mile. All of them been gathered here from different parts of Latvia. These houses are nicely decorated and still preserve that special spirit! Museum also displays different kinds of boats that been used by fishermen. It is possible to have a ride on a train dating back to 1916 for an extra fee if you wish.

    During the summer, on the weekends, craftsmen are presenting their work for sale, which feels like German market.

    You definitely gonna spend some quality time here as it is by far the best thing to do in Ventspils! So, come here in the morning, and then you would still have plenty of time to do the rest during the day!

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    Southern Pier

    by inchick Written May 2, 2003

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    The current piers were constructed in 1905 based on a project by the engineer M.Shistovsk. In later years they have been renewed and modernised many times. At this time the Southhern Pier has been formed as a promenade.

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    Ventspils Castle

    by inchick Written May 2, 2003

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    The oldest construction in Ventspils, the only fully preserved convent type castle in Latvia built in 13th - 14th centuries.
    The Ventspils Museum is located in the castle. It has a rich collection of archaeological and etnographic artefacts.
    Curently exhibitions, concerts and other events take place in the castle.

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    Make sure that while you're...

    by wanderlust23 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Make sure that while you're there you check out the beach and jetty. It's a beautiful harbor and port. The jetty is made up of tons of concrete weights. You can walk all the way out to the tip. Beautiful view!!

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    Kuldigas

    by wanderlust23 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    A few miles away from Ventspils is the town of Kuldigas. There you can see Europe's widest waterfall. It stretches across the river and is only about two or three feet deep, so it's really easy to walk across it and fish. When you're done there, make sure to get the best ice cream in the world at one of the local ice cream street vendors.

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    The Jaunmokas palace

    by inchick Written May 2, 2003

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    The Jaunmokas palace is located about 5 km westwards from the town of Tukums at the highway Riga - Ventspils.

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    Children's Rereation Park

    by inchick Written May 2, 2003

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    This is a playground for children in the Recreation Park with more than 40 play elements, and which was opened in 2000.

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    Monument to K.Valdemars

    by inchick Written May 2, 2003

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    K.Valdemars was the founder of seafaring in Latvia. The monument was unveiled in 2000 and is located on the banks of the Venta - at the end of Janu Street.
    Author: M.Polis

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    Monument to Seamen and Fishermen

    by inchick Written May 2, 2003

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    This is a monument to those seamen and fishermen whose grave is the seadepths. It is located in the Memorial Square.
    The author of the idea was the then Ventspils Port Captain V.Abelnieks in 1938.

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    The Swedish Castle

    by wanderlust23 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    This yellow castle, built hundreds of years ago was being remodeled the time we went there. It has a really nice courtyard and a beautiful view from up top at the Widow's walk.

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Ventspils Hotels

  • Hotel Juras Brize

    Vasarnicu 34, Ventspils, 3601, Latvia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Dzintarjura

    Ganibu Str. 26, Ventspils, LV-3601, Latvia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

  • Vilnis Hotel

    Talsu Street 5, Ventspils, 3602, Latvia

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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