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Skrunda Town, Latvia

From series “The most famous buildings of communism”
Year: 1969.

The abandoned town of Skrunda is located in the historical region of Kurzeme in the western part of Latvia. It was founded in the communist era. The town was forgotten after its end. A small military town was founded in this place in 1969. The military had to live here permanently to maintain the new radar station. According to the agreement concluded between Russia and Latvia, this station had to operate until 1998. A major military town was emptied in a matter of months after its stop.

Skrunda Town, Latvia You can see the abandoned five-story buildings here today. Thousands of people lived in them a few years ago. The checkpoint remained at the entrance to the town. Security was constantly on duty here until recently. But no one is guarding the ghost town today. All houses preserved on the territory of the town are in disrepair. It is very dangerous to enter them. Therefore, most curious tourists are limited only to walking through the deserted streets.

In addition to the houses where military personnel and their families used to live, a large building of a hospital, a kindergarten and a school, as well as a building of a service hotel, has been preserved in the town. The prospects for the abandoned military camp are unclear today. All buildings preserved on its territory are completely abandoned. They are rapidly collapsing. Local authorities wanted to convert the town into a tourist destination in a certain period. But the remote location of Skrunda from major highways and cities prevented the implementation of this plan. Next - Monument to Battle of Kozar

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ATM bankomat: 'SWETBANK ATM' located in 2.7 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Latvijas Nafta' in 0.86 km
Supermarket: 'Elvi' in 2.18 km
Apotheek: 'Maija aptieka' in 2.73 km
Police station: 'Policija' in 2.87 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Skrunda Manor' in 3.28 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Liepaja Airport LPX - in 55 km
 »  Palanga Airport PLQ - in 94 km
 »  Siauliai International Airport SQQ - in 122 km
 »  Riga Airport RIX - in 125 km
 »  Kuressaare Airport URE - in 176 km
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Best hotels near Skrunda Town

Skrunda Manor

Located in 3 km from Skrunda Town
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Rooms: 12
All the rooms in Skrunda Manor are decorated in classical style, with wooden furniture. They all have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Light … More: photo, rates and booking
Piena muiža - Berghof

Located in 5 km from Skrunda Town
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Rooms: 23
Located on a hill and surrounded by woods, this former hunting residence of a German baron offers a range of modern, elegant rooms with complimentary … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel-Cafe Spāres

Located in 16 km from Skrunda Town
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Rooms: 10
The rooms are decorated in fair colours and simply furnished. Each comes with satellite TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Breakfast is served … More: photo, rates and booking

Located in 19 km from Skrunda Town
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Rooms: 1
Lejiņas features wooden décor and light colours. There is a living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. … More: photo, rates and booking

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