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The Dome Cathedral is one of the main churches in Riga. The building of the cathedral was started in 12111 and lasted till the 18th century. A beautiful tower made in Baroque style is the signature symbol of the cathedral. The height of the tower is 90m. Right in front of the cathedral starts Dome Square that is often chosen as the location of various performances, fairs and other entertaining events. Perhaps, the Cat House is the most unusual place in Riga. There is an interesting legend connected with the building. Long time ago the house belonged to a noble citizen who, however, was not accepted to the guild. To express his protest, the citizen decorated his house with figures of cats and put cats in a particular way so that their backs were facing the guild house. The figurines of cats have remained on the building, but their position was adjusted. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Liepaja

Advices for travellers

8. Many hotels forbid to bring foods into the room. For violations fines are collected. Before settling you should definitely clarify all the details and rules of hotel. 9. Mains voltage is 220 V, before the trip be sure to check for compatibility and stock up necessary electrical adapters. 7. Travelers who expect to use taxi have to consider that the night tariff is used after 10:00 pm till … Open

Festivals and events in Liepaja

Classical music fans visit Liepaja in mid-September - the fact in that Liepāja International Organ Music Festival is taking place at this time. And where would one hold such a festival if not in a church? The venue for musical performances is the Lutheran Cathedral Liepājas Svētās Trīsvienības Evaņģēliski Luteriskā Baznīca. The festival owes its existence to the world's largest mechanical organ that was … Open

Liepaja for children - what to visit

The Latvian city of Liepaja lying on the picturesque coast of the Baltic Sea is a wonderful place for spending vacations. And if the question arises whether to take children with you or not, there shouldn't be any doubt about it - go on a trip as a family and find suitable entertainment for all its members. Here you can explore all kinds of attractions (cultural, religious, historical, architectural ones), enjoy … Open

Travel guide to Liepaja

One of the most picturesque places in the city and the starting point of many sightseeing programs is the Rose Square. Its name is due to a huge number of flowerbeds, in which with the onset of spring blossom rose bushes. In the year 2000, the square was reconstructed. Very beautiful commemorative signs dedicated to sister cities of Liepaja were erected around its flower beds. Fans of walks through historical … Open

Traditions and mentality of Liepaja

The main festive fun is dragging a log. This tradition gave the holiday its second name – the night of dragging logs. At the end of the holiday log is supposed to be burnt in a large fire; the ritual symbolizes the elimination of all evil. Local people also celebrate traditional Christian holidays. Easter is always accompanied by colorful entertainment. On this day locals are dyeing chicken eggs and give them as a … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

One of the most popular restaurants in Liepaja is located in the heart of the city, close to busy and crowded streets. We are talking about the Barons Bumbier's restaurant serving national cuisine. During the warmer months, its tables are served in the beautiful garden. In order to protect visitors from the hustle and bustle of the street, the garden is enclosed by a glass wall. The restaurant's menu features the … Open

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