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Top 5 Best Places to Visit in Latvia

July 23
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Top 5 Best Places to Visit in Latvia
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    Venture off of the beaten tourist path and explore Latvia’s many parks, historical cities, memorials, and lakes! There’s something to do for all ages and every style of traveler. Remember, be a traveler and not a tourist… go and experience Latvia’s culture and learn about Latvian history. Continue below to my list of the top 5 places to visit in Latvia!


    The capital of Latvia, Riga is filled with Art Nouveau-style architecture making a regular walk of the streets, into an art gallery viewing. There’s even an Art Nouveau Museum! Be sure to explore the Old Town with the famous House of Black Heads, the KGB Building, and The Museum of Occupation Latvia.

    Rundale Palace

    Located near the border of Lithuania is this large gorgeous yellow palace, complete with beautiful grounds and gardens. It is best to visit the palace during the warm months when the gardens are completely open with blooming flowers and sometimes, hosting performances on the stage.

    Top 5 Best Places to Visit in Latvia

    Salaspils Memorial

    A former Nazi police prison and concentration camp, that is now a powerful memorial that preserves the area’s history. Here, you can visit a museum with information about the events and people involved. The memorial grounds feature remaining camp structures, interpretive statues, and a continuous heartbeat soundtrack in memory of the victims.

    Turaida Castle

    Built in the 12th century, this castle and town served as an economic center during the Middle Ages. Over the years, the castle has gone through several reconstructions. Explore historical-style buildings and grounds, learn from informative signs about the history, and enjoy an aerial view of the Gauja River from the tower’s top.

    Gauja National Park

    Take a break from driving and cities and go out into nature. Inside the park are thousands of trees , many caves and cliffs, and the famous Gutmana caverns. The walls are covered in inscriptions and legends say that the waters have magical healing powers. Within the park are many hiking and biking trails for all levels.

    The Top 5 Best Places to Visit in Latvia has unveiled the country’s diverse and captivating landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. Wander through Riga’s Old Town, explore Gauja National Park’s pristine beauty, experience Jurmala’s coastal allure, delve into Sigulda’s cultural heritage, and immerse in Cesis’ serene tranquility. These top-rated destinations in Latvia are just the beginning. Create your own Latvian memories and let them inspire your travels through its remarkable landscapes and traditions.

    Planning a visit to Latvia? Be sure to visit my Travel Guide to Riga.

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