Latviski English По-русски
Monday 24.10.2016 | Name days: Renāte, Modrīte, Mudrīte

Eight tourism locations in Latvia worth visiting this year

(No Ratings Yet)

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.


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.


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, two attractive researchers and enthusiasts who organize walks over the bogs and different educational events.


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’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.


Leave a reply

Week in Lithuania. Lithuania unveils new tourism brand

Lithuania will until 2020 use a new tourism brand to market itself to foreign tourists. The new brand, unveiled by the State Tourism Department on October 19, features the words «Lithuania. Real is beautiful» printed on a pastel mint postage stamp

Economic Diary of Latvia. The richer the people, the better the security

A very interesting matter was voiced in Latvia this week. The matter addresses the link between the overall level of welfare of the country’s residents and the country’s national security.

Four teachers in Latvia are paid wages that exceed EUR 2,000

In September 2016, the biggest teacher’s salary paid in Latvia with bonuses was EUR 2,260.27, as LETA was informed by Education and Science Ministry.

Producer price level down 1.6% in Latvia’s industry

Compared to August, the level of producer prices in Latvian industry increased by 0.3% in September 2016.

SRS Tax Debt Enforcement Office director Cerneckis steps down

On Friday, 21 October, director of Latvian State Revenue Service’s Tax Debt Enforcement Office Kaspars Cerneckis submitted his resignation.

Bookmakers predict Sadurskis’ remainder in his post for the rest of the year

Latvian Education Minister Karlis Sadurskis has been forced to distance himself from political opponents and teacher trade unions because of criticisms regarding reduced wages caused by the teachers’ pay reform. Nevertheless, political support will keep the minister in his post, bookmakers believe.

Lithuanian military discussing deployment of long-range missiles

A senior Lithuanian military officer has on October 20 stated that Lithuania is considering the deployment of long-range missiles in the country in the framework of hosting a multinational NATO battalion in 2017.

Ukraine in joint declaration with Lithuania, Poland condemns WWII aggressors

The Vekhovna Rada of Ukraine has this week adopted a joint declaration with Lithuania and Poland attaching responsibility for World War II to Germany, the USSR and the international community’s «appeasement policy».

Saeima Budget Committee conceptually approves 2017 budget project

On Thursday, 20 October, Saeima’s Budget and Finance Committee supported the state budget project for 2017, the medium-term budget contents for 2017, 2018 and 2019 and 57 legal drafts associated with the project.

Facebook sorry for removing breast cancer informative video

Facbook has expressed apologies for the removal of a breast cancer informative video shared on the social network by a Swedish foundation.

Two of the last twenty three first refugees have left Latvia

The last two of the first twenty three refugees resettled in Latvia have left for Germany, as reported by LTV.

Pregnant woman in Italy dies after doctor allegedly refused to perform abortion

Police in predominantly Catholic Italy is investigating a case of a woman pregnant with twins dying after miscarriage.

Russia applies discount on transit from Belarus

Russian Railways has applied a 25% discount on petrol, diesel fuel and crude cargo transports from oil processing plants in Belarus to Russia’s north-west ports. With that, Russia has basically provided Belarus with tariffs equal to tariffs in Baltics.

The first container train headed for Riga departs from China

On Thursday, 20 October, Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis, representatives from LDz and YXE International Container Train, multiple Chinese officials and Latvia’s ambassador in China Maris Selga saw off the first test container train from China to Riga.

Customs officials intercept hashish shipment worth EUR 2 million

Latvian State Revenue Service’s Customs Police intercepted and confiscated a shipment of more than 200 kg of hashish worth EUR 2 million, as journalists were informed by SRS Customs Police Director Kaspars Podins on Thursday, 20 October.

SA: Riga Freeport has only realized one of five of our recommendations

Latvian State Audit follows the development of the largest investment projects especially carefully, because the state does not seem to handle them all that well. Krievu Island project is one of the largest investment projects, because there is European Union finances invested in it...

Job seekers in Lithuania want Western salaries, employers dumbstruck

Although Lithuanian labour market is in desperate for workforce, but those willing to toil will nod to a job offer only if the pay is really big. So big that the country‘s hirers feel like grabbing their heads upon hearing the candidates‘ salary expectations.

Overall government budget decreased in 2015

In 2015, the general government budget deficit amounted to EUR 309.0 million or 1.3% of the gross domestic product, whereas the general government consolidated gross debt amounted to EUR 8 846.3 million or 36.3% of the GDP.

SP: claims about Motorola’s murderer are an attempt to show Latvia as the enemy

Latvian Security Police views claims that Donetsk military commander Arseny Pavlov, aka Motorola, was allegedly killed by a hired killer from Latvia named Marks Ozolins is nothing more than yet another attempt at information war aimed to demonstrate Latvia and its citizens and enemies.

Estonian President Kaljulaid not to ask state to pay rent

Estonia’s new President Kersti Kaljulaid will not ask the state to pay rent for using her home unlike the former head of state Toomas Hendrik Ilves did.

Every third coin with Milda’s image has made its way to Europe

Every third euro coin with Milda’s image has found its way to Europe. The proportion of those coins in Latvia is 71% of all euro coins in circulation, according to monitoring data compiled by Citadele Bank’s CBL Cash Logistics service.

Estonia plans to increase female proportion in military

Estonia has announced plans to triple female involvement in the country’s Defence Forces and to expand the list of units accessible to woman soldiers by 2018.

Pre-paid mobile card users to be registered as part of a plan to reduce grey economy

At the meeting of state secretaries on 20 October, a proposal was presented from the transport ministry to begin registration of mobile pre-paid card users.

Next year’s budget plan and other decisions viewed by Saeima this week

On Thursday, 20 October, the Saeima will gather for an extraordinary meeting, during which deputies will discuss the next year’s budget plan and 57 associated legal drafts.

European Space Agency attempts to re-connect to its Mars probe

The European Space Agency has lost contact with its Mars probe on October 19 shortly prior to its planned landing on the planet.