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Latvia Travel


A fascinating country full of ancient history and traditions, attractive countryside and the energetic capital of Riga. Latvia is a small country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia.


Sights

Riga is the country's capital, a beautiful place by the Baltic Sea. It's home to one of the world's largest collections of Art Nouveau buildings. Riga Central Market is one of the biggest in Europe. Amongst the many items on sale here, is pure Baltic amber, used widely in jewellery. Much of the world's amber comes from the Baltic regions. Popular sights in the city include the Dome Cathedral, which is the largest cathedral in the Baltics and was built in the 13 th century. The castle is another draw as is the Freedom monument. The image of Liberty holding three stars in stretched hands has become a potent and important symbol for Latvians.

There's so much on offer for nature lovers. Ragakapa Nature Park consists of sand dunes with unique pine groves. There's the Poikaini Forest, with its mysterious ancient sacrificial sites, the Riezupes Sand Caves, which is the longest cave network in the Baltics. Not forgetting Alek, which is Latvia's highest waterfall, and so much more.

The resort town of Jurmala is an arresting sight. There are spacious beaches, turquoise seas, forests and attractive wooden houses.

Music lovers might like to make their way to Liepaja. It's the country's third largest city and holds its biggest rock festival, ‘Liepajas Dzintars.' There is also an up and coming music scene here.


Latvia Travel

Transport

There are lots of direct flights and buses from many European cities. Ferries to Riga start out from Travemünde in Germany and Stockholm in Sweden. Travelling inside the country is easy, as buses go to many places. There's also a reasonable train network.


Climate

Latvia has a temperate climate. Summers can be warm, and winters very cold.

 

 
 
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