X
Latvia.travel mobile app. Your official guide for travelling in Latvia.
Download

You are here

Use of valuable groundwater seen as possible tourist attraction in Liepaja

11.08.2011

One of the possible infrastructure objects in the Latvian coastal city of Liepaja (southwestern Latvia), which if restored could attract more tourists to the city during the winter season, is the Liepaja Sanatorium, the city’s Mayor Uldis Sesks believes, pointing out that healthy groundwater is located underneath the city which could be used to treat skin and nerve ailments.

One of the possible infrastructure objects in the Latvian coastal city of Liepaja (southwestern Latvia), which if restored could attract more tourists to the city during the winter season, is the Liepaja Sanatorium, the city’s Mayor Uldis Sesks believes, pointing out that healthy groundwater is located underneath the city which could be used to treat skin and nerve ailments.

These so-called "sun" waters are very similar in makeup to the waters of the Dead Sea, the mayor points out.

"The water is approximately 40°C, which means it could be used as an outdoor pool during the winter," the mayor said, emphasizing that this could be one of the city’s tourism development possibilities. He informed that this healthy ground water has been used by the Liepaja Hospital for medical procedures since the 1970’s.

As Sesks explains, the reconstruction of the city’s sanatorium would be a big job, as several new drill holes are to be made to reach the groundwater.

 

http://www.liepajaturisms.lv/index.php?Itemid=415

Related news
Production is now over for Latvia's first-ever 3D motion picture - “Riga-2041”, and the world premiere is scheduled for December 29.  It will go into wide release in January.
“Riga Food”, which is the biggest food industry fair in the Baltic States, outlines the development of industry, highlights novelties, and presents an opportunity to meet serious and reliable...
At the conclusion of Thursday's ''Northern Future Forum'' in Stockholm, the heads of state of Great Britain, the Nordic and Baltic countries supported the proposal made by Latvian Prime...
For just a few days yet Riga will be the European Capital of Culture, and already in January 2015 the title will be passed over to the Czech city of Plzeň and the Belgian city of Mons.