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The Liepāja Olympic Centre unites two basic activity trends – sports and culture. The convenient layout of the building provides the opportunity to separate the two spheres from each other and to ensure the simultaneous arrangement of both sports and cultural events.

The possibilities of the Liepāja Olympic Centre are comprehensive, as it is equipped with modern sports facilities and technical equipment of the highest quality. Its 18 000 m² area comprises premises with various functions.

The five storeys of the centre accommodate: a large concert and conference hall (Rožu Zāle), a dance and banquet hall (Tango Zāle), seminar and conference halls (Saules Zāle and Liepu Zāle), the Large Sports Arena (for basketball, floorball, large concerts), eight sport halls (for basketball, volleyball, floorball, martial arts, boxing and table tennis).

Every visitor to the Liepāja Olympic Centre can conveniently park his/her car in the parking lots around the central building.

56"31'10 21"1'5
56.519352, 21.017941
  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Admission fee: 
    Paid
  • Payment methods: 
    • Bank transfer
    • Cash
    • Credit/debit card
Amenities and Features: 
  • Access for disabled people
  • Free parking
  • WC
  • WiFi Internet
Last updated: 02.06.2014

Lapmežciems Region Museum started its operation in 1999. The museum’s motto: look at the past with interest; open yourself critically to the present; look forward into the future with your strength of mind. Now, in its tenth anniversary year, the museum welcomes its visitors in beautiful and light premises.

The museum’s mission is the preservation of cultural and historical values, paying special attention to the history and traditions of fishing up to present. Visitors are acquainted with the coastal nature values and their protection by educating students and residents of the region and, thus, arousing interest to this region.

Chief trends of activities are the formation and preservation of the museum collection, the research and summary of the region and school history, educational work with the community and organising the museum’s events.

It is the thickest tree in the Baltic Region and also in Eastern Europe. In the 1920s, lightning struck the top of the oak and, thus, only its largest branch has remained. When the oak was in full flourish, the perimeter of its crown was approximately 70 m and it was about 17 m high. The oak is still growing, but it cannot be immediately seen from the motorway.

The foot of the oak was considered to be a cult location in ancient times. The people living in the neighbourhood also think that, prior to starting a long journey, one must come to the oak for the journey to be successful.

The tree is included in the list of archaeological monuments as a cult location for ancient Latvians. As an old tree of national significance, it is also included in the list of specially protected objects of nature. At present, the Kaive old oak is the eleventh thickest and the top big oak in the Baltic Region and in Eastern Europe.

There are different thoughts about its actual age – some say it is 800-1000 years old. Its circumference is presently 10.2 metres. The tree can be encompassed by nine persons with outstretched arms.

“Zemitāni” Farm located in Koknese Region, Iršu Parish, is engaged in internationally recognised trophy deer breeding. At present, more than 1 200 red deer and fallow deer, as well as other wild animals (moufflons, bison and wild boar), roam on around 300 hectares of land.

The territory is divided into two parts – the deer farmstead with all the required infrastructure is set up on 100 hectares. A safari park, which accepts visitors who arrive to enjoy the beauty of nature and watch animals in their natural environment, is set up on the rest of the territory.

We invite you to visit the unique nature park where red deer, fallow deer, wild boars, moufflons, bison, as well as other wild animals and countless species of birds, walk in the open nature.

We offer animal watching to large and small groups all year round. It is an unforgettable experience for anyone!

Services are available by previous registration. Visitors are taken on a tour by car and are accompanied by a local guide.

When registered for previously, additional services are available – tasting and purchase of venison products, meals and accommodation, as well as booking premises for various events.

Aizvīķi Forest Park is beautiful and interesting in all seasons. The park was planted in the late 1880s as the Aizvīķi manor-house park. Alongside local species of trees, it also has exotic species, such as shellbark hickory, corkwood, walnut and many others.

This is an excellent place for a family with children to have a walk, as apart from picturesque sceneries created by Mother Nature herself, the park also offers a number of man-made carved fairy-tale images and characters telling tales from the history of Aizvīķi. A very interesting natural phenomenon is observed during stormy ghostly nights, but there is a its own true tale about it…

More than a hundred years ago, trees that have just reached maturity were planted on the land at the Aizvīķi Hills, which belonged to Baron Korf and were inappropriate for agriculture. There is such a time when a park, similarly to a person at the end of his life, is subject to all sorts of troubles. Then, on a stormy and snowy night, when winds howl like wolves, decaying trees fall cracking to the ground.

And hollows of old trees give shelter to living creatures – owls, small birds and forest bees that you will rarely see anywhere else.

"The Forest House"(Meža māja)is the administrative centre of Ķemeri National Park. An interesting tourism site, the Dumbrāja (the Swamp Forest) footbridge, is located here. It is best of all to visit this rather short nature path in spring together with a guide – an ornithologist or a botanist.

The building was constructed in 1933, strictly abiding by the national construction traditions; it is one of the most striking buildings of national Romanticism in Latvia (architect F.Skujiņš). After World War II the building housed a sanatorium for children “The Forest House”; children from all over the Soviet Union came here for treatment.

The restaurant “Merry Mosquitoes”, with a vast open-air terrace and a fire-place hall with luxurious wood-carvings, offered delicious food. The place was popular not only among the resort guests, but also among many celebrities of the time.

The mosquitoes were not the only ones who enjoyed themselves – prosperous and well-known gentlemen came to visit this remote restaurant, and they were welcomed by cheerful ladies.

Built in 1939, by architect Ļ.Vitlins. The summer house of E. Benjamiņš – the renowned publisher and socialite of Latvia’s first independence period – is one of the most impressive buildings in Jūrmala. The panelling of natural stone plates highlights the elegance of the building; World War II has left its footprints here - indelible patches of darker colour which were a requirement of air defence regulations.

The interior of the house has been well-preserved, since almost 50 years after the war the Benjamiņš’ residence served as a guest house for authorities of the Soviet Union. Today the building houses art works from the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The fence along Jūras Street is one of the most splendid fences in Jūrmala, designed by architect S. Antonovs.

Aspazija’s house was opened to visitors in 1996 as a memorial site to the poet. The permanent exhibition “Aspazija’s Life and Creative Work, 1933 − 1943” is displayed here; school pupils of lower grades are offered an educational museum program “Aspazija and Ink”.

Newlywed couples are invited to take photos and to share their first cup of coffee in Aspazija’s sitting-room, at the same time enjoying the historical interior of the room. The house, in which poet Aspazija spent the last 10 years of her life, is situated in the narrowest stretch of Jūrmala, in Dubulti, where the Lielupe River is only separated from the sea by a narrow, 320 metre wide, strip of land. The house was built in 1903 and is a magnificent example of wooden architecture.

In a monument of Art Nouveau architecture at the very heart of Old Riga, on a quiet, picturesque little street next to the Dome Cathedral and within a five-minute walk of the Riga Opera House, concert halls and museums, Hotel "Neiburgs" awaits you.

An exquisite combination of historical heritage and contemporary design, spacious and light suites ideal for both work and rest, wonderful views of the Old Town, comfort, hospitality and warm welcome, as well as one of the city’s best-loved restaurants

The hotel has been remodelled with great respect to its architectural heritage, taking care to conserve and restore the historical detailing of the interior finish trip.
All of our spacious suites are equipped with comfortable furniture, plenty of light fixtures to allow you to adapt the lighting to suit your mood, and well-appointed bathrooms, and have stunning views of the roofs and church spires of Old Riga,
Although "Neiburgs" is laid out as an apartment hotel, our guests are provided with full hotel service.
All suites are equipped with television and DVD, a comfortable desk, both wired and wireless broadband internet access, and an MP3 dock. The library in the hotel lobby holds a collection of literature in various languages .
A small gym, sauna and Turkish bath, massage services are offered to hotel guests.

Services: 
  • Access for disabled people
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Place to celebrate
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Smoker-friendly
  • SPA
  • Workshops and conferences
Ratings:
Star rating: 
4

The Latgale Culture and History Museum was established in 1959 as a branch of the Ludza Region Research Museum. However, its origin can be traced back to the 1930s when the Latgale Central Museum was set up and was located in the current building of the museum until World War Two.

After an interval of 15 years, the museum resumed its operation in the same building and it has since 1960 operated permanently as the Rēzekne Region Research Museum. In accordance with the nature and content of the collection, the Rēzekne Region Research Museum was renamed the Latgale Culture and History Museum (LKM) in 1990.

The museum’s reading-room has been open since 1989, where not only Latgalian literature is available, but literature in foreign languages, poetry and prose, historical and philosophical, religious and pedagogical and other literature is also available– in total, more than 28 000 publications. In 1996, Rēzekne municipality handed over a three-storied house to the museum next to the museum’s central building, where the LKM Exhibition House started operating.

The museum’s Exhibition House has annual average of 20 art and thematic exhibitions (painting, graphics, sculpture, applied arts of local and visiting artists, exhibitions from collections of Latvian museums, international exhibitions, the traditional “Rudens” [“Autumn”] exhibition of works of Latgale’s artists, etc.).

There is a permanent exposition of Latgale ceramics “Māla un uguns pārvērtību radīts brīnums” (“A Wonder Created from Clay and Fire”), the city history exposition “Rēzekne laikmetu griežos” (“Rēzekne over the Course of Time”), and a Latgale painting exposition at RMDV Art House (18 November iela 26, Rēzekne). Art exhibitions will be shown at the RMDV Art House and at the Conference Hall of the Rēzekne City Central Library (Atbrīvošanas aleja 81/5, Rēzekne).