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The exhibition displays antique cars, motorbikes, the carriage “Victoria” and an original limousine made in 1935. Every year at the end of August a gathering of vintage cars is held in Jūrmala during which the parade of old vehicles drives through the city.

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  • Address: 
    Turaidas iela 11, Jūrmala, Dzintari, LV-2015
  • Mobile: 
    +371 29263329
  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Admission fee: 
    Paid
  • Payment methods: 
    • Cash
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  • Exhibitions
Amenities and Features: 
  • Access for disabled people
  • Smoker-friendly
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The exhibition is open in summer: May – October

Open: Wednesday – Sunday 12:00-19:00

Last updated: 16.08.2012

Mores Battle Museum has been created as a cultural, historical, educational and tourist site. It is located in the place where, during World War II, from 26 September to 6 October 1944 fierce battles between Latvian legion soldiers and soldiers of the Soviet Army took place. In 2002 in co-operation with the Soldiers’ Association and the Society of Latvian Officers, the first exhibition of the objects found on the battle field and the recorded materials regarding this episode of was created.

The ground floor of the Museum houses an exhibition dealing with the topic of war; an exhibition of household and crafts objects, as well as a playground for children is found on the first floor. Objects to inspect − a model of More battle, the weapons found on the battle field, a tank and other historical testimonies, a jeweller’s workshop, objects characterising the history of the parish.

The house was built around 1883 and belonged to the largest building contractor, the architect and patron Kristaps Morbergs. The summer house is a monument of neo-Gothic wooden architecture which was panelled with iron sheets at the end of the 19th century.

 It was expanded and improved up until 1914. In 2007 – 2008 the buildings of the ensemble and the interiors were restored, the lay-out and the greenery of the 19th century was restored.

The current owner of the building is the University of Latvia. A tour through the restored property of the building contractor gives information on the history of the summer house, and the talent and the heritage of its owner. Conferences, seminars for small groups, social events or receptions can be held here.

DzintarI Forest Park is intended for lovers of both active and leisurely recreation. It is an excellent place for spending time together with children, family and friends where young people can engage in active activities, and pensioners can enjoy the fresh pine forest air.

There are playgrounds for children of various ages, paths to enjoy rollerblading and walks, a skate-park, street-ball fields, cafés, parking sites, toilets. The park is open all year round.

The summer this concert hall is popular throughout Latvia as a place where concerts and other events are held, where outstanding artists have been performing for almost for 70 summers now.

The concert hall was built in 1936. Famous Latvian artists and international stars such as José Carreras, M. Caballe, Y. Obraztsova, F. Chaliapin, L. Sobinov, F. Stravinsky, I. Glazunov, piano players G. Ginzburg, H. Neuhaus, S. Richter, violinists I. Bezrodny, L.Kogan, D.Oistrakh, as well as R. Pauls, I. Galante, P. Kaas C. Dulpher, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Bremen Symphony Orchestra, Kremerata Baltika have also performed here.

In 2004 – 2006 the Dzintari concert hall was reconstructed, at this time the park surrounding Dzintari concert hall was enlarged and landscaped, the stage and the auditorium were reconstructed and the amenities of the territory were improved.

Annual festivals of jazz and classical music, the international humour festival “Jūrmala 2009”, the show of the club for merry and witty ones"Singing KiViNs", the magnificent festival of ballet stars “Ballet Stars in Jūrmala”, the young performers’ contest “The New Wave” and the international festival of classical music “Summertime” have become traditional.

Every season the audience can enjoy approximately 100 concerts! The concert program is created to suit all tastes and all age groups, representing all genres – from folklore and classical music to rock and pop.

Thanks to several fountains, the residents of Ventspils have brought calmness into the city's dynamic life, which is provided by the gurgling and flowing sounds of the water. In total, seven different fountains function in Ventspils; each one was created as an expressive object of environmental design appropriate for the respective location.

“Sun Boats”, the sails of which are formed of a fine spray that reflects a rainbow, stimulates calm meditation in the city centre. It is fascinating to visit the port together with the “Ship Watcher”, its stone “head” decorated with tousled “hair” – water spurts.

“Mill Stones” at Dzirnavu Square 5, with 33 effluent water spurts, is not only a unique artistic environment object, but is also evidence of the former role of this square, where mills were once located.

The fountains that please observers at the Vidumgrāvis and Reņķa garden ponds go up as high as 7 metres. And the water flowing among the bright giant drops at Ventspils High School reminds of lazy students’ tears.

The North Kurzeme Craft Consultation Centre – Amatu māja (The House of Crafts) – was opened in Ventspils in August 2007. This recent tourism object in Ventspils is located in the oldest school building of the Kurzeme Duchy.

During the period of 1849 to 1851, one of the most famous Neo-Latvians and outstanding specialists in folklore, Krišjānis Barons (1835-1923), studied in this building, where a district school was located in those days. There is a special memorial plaque commemorating Barons made by sculptor Gļebs Panteļejevs and unveiled at the House of Crafts.

The House of Crafts is a place where weavers and potters work and show their skills to those who are interested in learning. There is also an exhibition hall in the House of Crafts where one can see exhibitions of craftsmen and where seminars and other events are organised. Works of craftsmen and souvenirs can be bought at the souvenir shop.

As a district school was once located in the building of the House of Crafts, visitors are offered the opportunity to see a study class arranged in the 19th century style. By registering in advance, you can also participate in a class conducted in the traditions of that time.

The Usma Lake valley is muddy or sandy and its shores are overgrown at the shallowest places. The lake has several islands, the largest three being Viskužu Island (309.2 ha) (the largest in Latvia), Moricsala (83.1 ha) and Lielalksnоte (33 ha). The lake’s area, with the islands is 41.4 km2. It is 13.5 km long.

The islands almost divide the lake into three parts, one of which is occupied by the Moricsala Reserve, which is rich in flora and fauna. Moricsala is inhabited, similarly to Viskūžu Island. Despite its depth, it has many shallow places. The shores of the lake are mainly sandy. There are forests, recreation centres and campsites in the area.

Thetypesof fish living in the lake include pike, carp, bream and perch. Usma Lake is fed by ten rivers – Tīrukšupe, Godele, Melncelma, Meķupe, Sērža, Ostupe, Baņģava, Struncene, Riekte and Kāņupe. There is a nature reserve not far from the lake. The area of the reserve is 3469.2 ha.

The waterfall is 35 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. The AbavasRumba area is one of the most beautiful and popular recreation places in Latvia. AbavasRumba is conveniently accessible, as it is located 200 metres away from the asphalted Riga-Kuldīga motorway.

Since 2008, the maintenance and improvement works at the waterfall and its surrounding area have been performed by SIA Abavas Rumba. Up to that period, state and municipal institutions had not been too responsive in covering or perform maintenance and improvement works at the waterfall and its surroundings. However, now a small fee is collected from area visitors for performing the aforesaid works.

There has been a popular tourist camp at the waterfall for decades; this place is chosen as a venue for open-air parties and many other events. In summer, you will often see camps of water-recreation tourists, various school events or just families enjoying themselves at Abavas Rumba.

In the beginning of World War One, the mill was burned down, but after the 1920 Land Reform, when it became the property of the Kambali family, its operation was resumed. There are premises for milling rye flour, grits and pearl-barley.

The mill resumed its operation for the second time under management of the Kambali family in 1992. Two years later, they started grinding fine flour and making farina and, in 1996m made pearl barley and grits. The mill is no longer used for processing large amounts of grain, but its masters always gladly demonstrate how different grindings appear from milling grains.

During an excursion at the mill, visitors can see the flour grinding process and then try pancakes made of freshly ground flour at the Cope Café, which is right across the road. Long ago, when the mill was first built, the millpond of Rideļi also appeared.

There are recreation places set up around the mill for fishermen and for organising small events . If you like the location, you can arrange a picnic here any time or rent a boat.