Latvian wooden architecture

Among other things to admire in Latvia, is its wooden architecture designed and built since the 9th century. Before it was used to build family houses and homesteads, but today it is part of its culture heritage and projects. However, the Araisi Archaeological Museum Park located on an island in the region of Cēsis, is… Continue reading

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Natural Beauty Revealed: National Parks in Latvia

National parks

Natural Beauty Revealed: National Parks in Latvia Gauja national park Located in the Gauja valley and established in the regions of Valmiera, Murjani and Siguida since 1973. It was created to protect the Gauja river valley and its surroundings to ensure recreational activities and territory’s nature protection. This place keeps attracting national visitors and foreigners… Continue reading

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The historical center of Riga

Most people usually do a little bit of research before to go abroad. There are many different ways to gather knowledge about the most important sights, restaurants and activities. One of the probably best ways is to look up recommendations on travel platforms as you always get opinions from all over the world. At trip-advisor… Continue reading

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Rundāle Palace

“Rundāle” comes from the German place name Ruhenthal (Valley of Peace), yet Rundāle Palace has not had the most peaceful existence since its construction in 1768… Following the abdication of Duke Peter and the absorption of the Duchy of Courland to the Russian Empire in 1795, Catherine II presented the palace to Count Valerian Zubov,… Continue reading

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Riga Cat House

One of Riga’s most popular and interesting attractions is the Riga Cat House. Located in Old Riga near the town center, the Cat House is easily spotted due to the two black cat statues situated on the roof. The building was originally constructed in 1909 and has art nouveau architecture. Although the building itself is… Continue reading

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Museums in Riga

There is so much to see in Riga for every type of tourist, and if you’re a museum-person you’ll be spoilt for choice! Here are our top five not-to-be-missed museums: 1. National History Museum of Latvia (Latvijas Dabas muzejs) One of Riga’s oldest museums has been recently renovated and modernised and now boasts interactive exhibits… Continue reading

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Unmissable Sights of Riga

Riga is a stunning city, and full of incredible architecture, fascinating museums and beautiful scenery, and you should, of course, make sure you see as much of this as possible! However, if you’re looking for something a little bit different, try finding these places instead. First up, there’s the Bastejkalns, a small park surrounding Brivibas… Continue reading

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Latgalians

Latvia isn’t just home to Latvians but to Latgalians as well, the ethnic Latvians of Latgale, one of the four historical and cultural regions of Latvia. Latgale is the eaternmost region, north of the Daugava River and has a large population of ethinc Russians, especially in the largest city in the region, Daugavpils. As such,… Continue reading

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