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.
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“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 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 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.
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.
Ungurmuiža's buildings and park are an architectural monument of national importance. They is situated in the Gauja National Park and wonderful landscapes and protected sites of nature are found in its vicinity: ancient trees, caves and cliffs, lakes and castle mounds. This is the only manor house from this period in Latvia which has been preserved up to the present.
The interior paintings are surprisingly well-preserved. Visitors can enjoy the special atmosphere of the manor house by taking a walk in the park beneath the huge oak-trees or enjoying tea in the Tea House. Ungurmuiža manor house offers:
- A guided tour of Ungurmuiža manor house in Latvian or in a foreign language;
- Premises for seminars and festivities
- Double room accommodation;
- Meals for tourist groups;
- Afternoon tea on Sundays.
The facade is decorated with a red-brick finish. The castle is surrounded by a park with a terrace with a view to the lake. The masters’ house was built in 1881 and it is in the style of Tudor neo-Gothic. The architectural-artistic arrangement of Zvartava Castle does not conform any more to the language of the Tudor neo-Gothic forms of the 1930s-60s century. It is original and expresses local views on the understanding of the style of the past. Interior decoration has partly remained.
Various international workshops for artists, exhibitions and other interesting events take place in Zvartava. There is a hotel in the castle where all tourists are welcomed. Nature, beautiful Zvartava lake, the possibility to go for a ride in boats that can be rented at the bank of the lake, walk around the castle park – it is a great possibility to take a rest from the everyday rush and troubles and enjoy a romantic rest.
The Līgatne nature trails of Gauja National Park were created in 1975 to acquaint visitors with nature, the species of wild mammals living in Latvia, the natural diversity and the necessity of its protection.
Forest animals found on the Līgatne nature trails are brought from different places in Latvia. These are young animals that were either wounded when found or domesticated and which cannot survive without human care and are unable to find food themselves.
Let us remind you that feeding animals is prohibited!
It is prohibited to take a dog with you to the Līgatne nature trails, even if your dog is on a leash!
Guided excursions are available in Latvian, Russian, English and German. The excursions must be registered for in advance by calling the Līgatne Nature Trails Visitor Centre.
Next to it, the archbishop’s castle ruins may be found. The Cesvaine Castle Park contains about 70 species of trees and bushes. Visiting the castle, the basement labyrinths, climbing up the tower (117 steps), and a park with romantic landscapes. Creative workshop – making Cesvaine’s treasures with the help and advice of the artists.
Special excursion programmes for children and pupils can be organised, as well as a special wedding offer – the first champagne, waltzing accompanied by the corresponding music, special souvenirs, etc. Premises may be leased for different events.