"Billites"- the house of writer Edvards Virza

"Billites”, where the Latvian poet Edvarts Virza (1883 – 1940) lived for many years is located in Sidrabene parish.

Many poems were written in “Billites” and in 1933 in the gazebo and the upper floor of the house Virza wrote "Straumeni" - the most magnificent portrayal of a Latvian peasant ever written.“Billites” is now a museum.The creator of the museum is the daughter of Edvarts Virza and Elza Sterste Amarillis Liekna.The true heirs of "Billites" Amarillis Liekna and her son Eduards have returned here.

56.575611, 24.109688
  • Address: 
    Ozolnieki district, Sidrabene parish
  • Mobile: 
    +371 29299790
  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • German
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Admission fee: 
    For donations
  • Payment methods: 
    • Cash
  • Creative workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • Guide service available
  • Seminars and conferences
  • Slow food
  • Souvenirs
  • Themed events
Amenities and Features: 
  • Free parking
  • WC
Working Hours: 

Upon prior notice

Last updated: 08.09.2014