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Ventspils, Latvia
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Top sigths of Latvia

Besides Riga, travellers will be interested in visiting the city of Sigulda, which is located in a beautiful national park. Sigulda medieval Castle remains the main landmark of the city. The castle was built in 1207 by Livonian Knights. Unfortunately, once a magnificent protective facility, the castle was partially damaged and now tourists can see only a part of the wall, a couple of towers and a small square. Another Latvian city, Rundale, is known mostly because of the same named palace. Rundale Palace is a beautiful baroque building constructed in the 8th century by project of famous architect Rastrelli. The palace has been turned into a museum, where guests will see collections of magnificent old furniture, mirrors, pictures and other items. There is also a rich collection of vases and sculptures made from china. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Ventspils

Traditions and mentality of Ventspils

Jani Day or solstice is, without a doubt, one of the most interesting and unusual national celebrations. This holiday appeared approximately during the early medieval years when local people felt obliged to thank Jani, the fertility god, for a good harvest. With time, the holiday lost its sacral meaning and most rituals were forgotten, but local people still follow some of those ancient traditions. For example, … Open

Travel guide to Ventspils

One of the most unusual symbols of the modern city is the sculptures of cows. They were first introduced on its territory in 2002, during the parade. By the holiday, 26 original sculptures were made, which were installed in different parts of the city. After the parade, it was decided to remove them. However, ten years later the city authorities decided to return these unusual works of art to the city. Some … Open

Ventspils for children - what to visit

The most popular amusement park in the city is Ventspils Children’s Town. This is a real children’s playground, in which there is entertainment for everyone. There is a magnificent water park with swimming pools and a variety of water attractions, and there is a spacious playground on which kids can ride on miniature cars. Huge trampolines in the open air, a large selection of extreme ride and sports … Open

Stylish hotels

A modest and seemingly unremarkable at first glance, Viesu Nams Dzirkali also offers an original design and rooms decorated in different styles. Romantic double rooms are decorated in a black-and-white color scheme, adorned with skillful wall paintings. Colorful bed linens stand in contrast to the main interior idea. Besides cozy rooms full of designer decorations, the hotel is ready to offer customers individual … Open

Advices for travellers

5. Do not walk on the lawn and pick flowers in public parks. All plants and trees are protected. When you plan to make a picnic, make sure to use specially designated areas only. 6. The sale of alcohol is banned in all supermarkets and shops from 22:00 until 8:00. 7. When you plan to make a walk after sunset, it is recommended to use special light reflectors that are available in almost … Open

Hotels for romantic escape

Travelers who've long dreamed of spending vacations in a secluded setting will appreciate Brivdienu Maja Amrai Holiday House. It is designed for two persons and located in one of the most picturesque areas of the city. From the bustle of the surrounding streets, the cottage is safely hidden behind dense thickets of a garden. The house is decorated with very beautiful designer furniture and living plants, and a … Open

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