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Eight tourism locations in Latvia worth visiting this year

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUWith Balttour 2016 drawing closer, Latvia’s regional tourism centres have selected eight locations worth visiting this year.

Vidzeme:

Veczemju rocks and its newly-opened camping are and restaurant

Magnificent sandstone rocks that change their look every year thanks to sea waves washing up against them look especially inviting at dusk. It is truly one of the most beautiful natural coastal locations in Latvia! Klintis (Lat. – rocks) camping has been established near the rocks. The camping area is constructed in a way to both emphasize the natural beauty of this location and provide modern-age level of comfort for its visitors. There is also a restaurant nearby called Rankuļrags. There, clients can enjoy full and delicious meals at affordable prices.

Aluksne’s Pilssalas complex

The complex consists of ruins of a castle built by the Livonian Order. The location nowadays is used for all kinds of outside activities. It is now possible to look over the town from Pilssala. This is thanks to the fire watchtower that was built there last year. The reconstructed building standing near the local lake is Aluksne’s Culture Centre. It offers visitors many emotions during concerts or theatrical performances.

Kurzeme:

Liepaja’s Large Amber concert hall

Large Amber is the newest acoustic concert hall in Latvia. The architectural concept of this concert hall is based on the symbol of Liepaja – amber. The building’s design is as though preserved in amber. This example of contemporary architecture has excellent acoustic qualities and it guaranteed to provide every visitor an unforgettable experience.

The Great Heath of Kemeri

One of the largest moss bogs located along Latvia’s coast. The wooden footbridge, which stretches along 3.4 km, holds a great deal of popularity among visitors. The watchtower situated nearly offers a great view of the surrounding area. Among the novelties added this year are Purvubrideji.lv, two attractive researchers and enthusiasts who organize walks over the bogs and different educational events.

Zemgale:

Rundale Castle Museum

One of the most popular tourism locations in Zemgale – 235,695 people came to visit last year. Rundale Castle, which is the most outstanding baroque and rococo monument in Latvia, will celebrate its 280th jubilee. Two new exhibitions will be opened to mark this occasion. All kinds of events will be organized as well – once a month the museum plans to hold special concerts. On top of that, the traditional Garden Celebration in July promises to be even richer and more magnificent than ever before.

Tervete Nature Park

This particular nature park in Latvia has wooden sculptures, walking trail, bridges and footbridges over Tervete River that lead visitors into the world of A.Brigadere’s fables. This park is considered the most outstanding destination for European tourists in Latvia. There is now a 39-m-tall watchtower in the park that offers a breathtaking view, special trails for children and a brand new bridge for walking during evening hours. It is also worth visiting the park during winter – this is when a skating rink opens in the park, offering even more entertainment.

Latgale:

Latgale’s ‘Gors’ embassy

Eastern Latvian concert hall is the place where Latgale’s take is created and passed on. Gors’ speciality is celebrating the Latgalian language. It is a place where old values, traditions and creativity, language and events, art trends, culture, music and dance meet. Gors is a place for concerts, theatrical performances, art exhibitions, film premiers, seminars and conferences. It is a place definitely worth visiting.

Daugavpils Mark Rothko’s art centre

The multi-functional contemporary arts and culture centre is located in the building of Daugavpils Artillery arsenal building. Here history goes hand in hand with contemporary art, creating a unique place for self-expression and inspiration. The centre organizes exhibitions that feature all kinds of art forms, which attracts local and foreign tourists alike. It is also the only place in Eastern Europe where it is possible to have a look at original works of world-famous abstract expressionism founder Mark Rothko.

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