Cape Kolka – the farthest north-west point in Latvia is a meeting place for waters of both, the open sea and the bay, the sunrise and the sunset and all four winds. The wild and sandy beaches are perfect for walks to get harmony from the sea winds. Kurzeme has an impressive Soviet military heritage. The 8th largest radio telescope in the world, which served as a secret position finder for spying during the Soviet period, is located in Irbene. The former Karosta prison in Liepaja gives an opportunity to walk in a prisoner’s shoes. The Latvian capital of wind and rock music, Liepaja, has good restaurants, charming hotels and outstanding pearls of cultural heritage – the world’s largest mechanical organ at the Holy Trinity Church and the longest amber necklace in the House of Craftsmen. The port city Ventspils is also called the Latvian capital of flowers and fountains. Enjoy your family holidays at the Children’s towns, the Blue Flag Beach, which also has a separate place for surfers and nudists, and the highest artificial skiing hill in the Baltic States. The Seaside Open-Air Museum is devoted to fishing traditions and hosts a unique collection of anchors, which can be viewed while riding Mazbanitis on the narrow-gauge railway. Kuldiga, the pearl of Kurzeme, will enchant you with romantic streets and backyards. See the old brick bridge over the River Venta and the widest natural waterfall in Europe – Ventas rumba.
Western Latvia (Kurzeme)
- Western Latvia (Kurzeme)
- Bird's view of Kuldīga
- Cinema City "Cinevilla" near Tukums
- Pape Nature Park, wild horses
- Jūrkalne bluff