Things to Do in Latvia

TOP 10 Destinations in Latvia


These 10 destinations are a good starting point for getting to know Latvia.

Rundale Palace and Museum

The Rundale Palace is set amidst the productive Zemgale Plains in the south of Latvia. Most of the interior decorations were builded between 1765 and 1768 when a sculptor from Berlin Johann Michael Graff, and Italian painters from St. Petersburg Francesco Martini and Carlo Zucchi worked at the palace. The representation rooms in the eastern flank of the palace – the Gilt Hall, the White Hall, and the Great Gallery – are open to everyone. The central block adapts the Duke's suite with reception booth and private rooms, and the eastern block – a fully reinstated suite of Duchess's rooms.

Old Riga

The Old Town of Riga is (naturally) the city's historic and geographic centre, located on the right bank of the Daugava River. Only remnants of the fortification wall remain that enclosed the city from the 13th to 18th century. But the narrow streets of cobblestone, and a crowd of Medieval architectural miracles are still standing, first and primary being the churches and their steeples – making for a exclusively unique skyline.

Aglona Basilica

Aglona Basilica was constructed in the late baroque style and it is ornate with two 60 metre high towers. Every year on the 15th of August, pilgrims meet in Aglona to mark the day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven. This is one of the best known holy sites in the world.


Jurmala is executive resort in Latvia. It is also only 15km from Riga International Airport and 25km from the capital of Latvia, Riga.

The resort of Jurmala is well known for its natural stocks, its mild climate, the sea, its healthy air, and the therapeutic mud and mineral waters.

Jurmala has white sandy beach that is almost 26km long and its large pine forests with modern relaxation and resort options.

There are plenty of activities in each of the four seasons and at any time of the year for every tourist to the city, such as art expositions, local and international concerts, and many other events.

Gauja National Park

The territory is appointed to protect the ancient valley of the Gauja River and the unique natural values of its surroundings. One third of all Latvian natural preserves and more than 500 cultural and historical monuments can be found here. The Park is located in Amata, Cesis, Inčukalns, Krimulda, Ligatne, Pargauja and Sigulda Regions.


If you are looking nice, quite area, Kuldiga is the perfect place in which to spend a romantic holiday. Kuldiga has always rapturous and attracted people, like a beautiful woman capturing one’s full attention. Painters compare it to a excellent picture which you would love to be able to own.

Turaida Museum Reserve

Turaida Museum Reserve is a cultural landmark with specific secure status. The Museum Reserve appear a medieval castle, a church, a manor, the Dainas Hill and the monument to the Rose of Turaida.


In Cesis, history satisfy modernity, which makes it particularly. It is one of the oldest towns in Latvia, the former Livonian Master’s residence, and a member of the old Hanseatic League. This ancient town has not lost its magic over time.


Liepaja is also known as the city of breeze. Liepaja is situated in the south-west of Latvia, 220km from the capital, Riga. The city is surrounded by water on two sides - the Baltic Sea on the west, Lake Liepaja on the east, and a commercial channel in the middle connecting both banks. Modern Liepaja originated in the second half of the nineteenth century when the development of railway made industry important. This can be seen in the modern architecture, where the accents of industrial buildings are still present in the cityscape. The Port of Liepaja provides transit routes.

Liepaja is the third largest city in Latvia in terms of population. It is a regional centre, home to Liepaja University, a theatre, and other cultural and tourist attractions. Liepaja is a place to enjoy art, music and beach activities.


Ventspils located in the western Kurzeme region, on the coast of the Baltic Sea, and has the River Venta after which it was named running through it. The town area includes the old town, the forest lowlands, and the Blue Flag beaches which symbolise a clean environment and good water quality.

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