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Mazsalaca and its Surroundings

The charm of Mazsalaca and the surrounding area lies not only in natural beauty but also in its history and cultural monuments, from sacred sites of ancient Livs to the heritage of the five centuries old baronial estate and religious buildings of those epochs.

The Skaņaiskalns Nature Park

It is one of the most spectacular venues spreading for 3 km along the right bank of the River Salaca downstream from Mazsalaca.

Here you can:

  • take a walk along the Kurbads trail;
  • see more than 50 wooden sculptural images about Kurbads;
  • see the 14 m long Devil's Cave and the Devil's Boulder.


The vicinity of Mazasalaca abounds in heritage sites related to ancient Latvian, Livonians and Estonians: the Zvejnieki Stone Age burial ground, the Riņņi hill, the Livonian sacrificial caves and a hill-fort, the Pujēni Sacred Field, and the Vīkšēni hill-fort.

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