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Top 10 attractions in Latvia

From big city sophistication to heartfelt country hospitality, Latvia has a warm welcome for every visitor. Discover ancient castles, wander through stunning valleys or laze on miles of beaches in this Baltic gem.

#1 Riga

The largest and most exciting metropolis in the Baltics, Riga will inspire you.

Architecture from Gothic cathedrals to world-class Art Nouveau, buzzing cafes and bars and delicious dining from haute cuisine to local market produce are all yours for a price tag that will add to the pleasure. Read more about Riga

Top 10 Attractions in Riga


#2 Gauja National Park

The Gauja National Park is the perfect place to destress.

Wander miles of stunning hiking trails, explore fascinating medieval castles or thrill to bungee jumping, bobsleighing and other adventurous activities. Read more about Gauja National Park

Top 10 Attractions in Gauja National Park


#3 Jurmala

Just 20 minutes’ drive from Riga, Jurmala (Jūrmala) is a seaside resort like no other. If you’re looking for fun, there’s vibrant life on the beach and in the unique spas, offering a tempting menu of mud packs and massages.

But Jurmala is also a great place to get back to nature, strolling the miles of pine-fringed shore or admiring beautiful timber summer cottages. Read more about Jurmala

Top 10 Attractions in Jurmala


#4 Kuldiga

Drift back to a gentler age in Kuldiga (Kuldīga), an ideal destination for a romantic weekend or family vacation.

This beautiful town offers a mixture of Baroque splendour and soulful timber houses, Europe’s widest waterfall and enchanting restaurants and guesthouses to ensure a magical stay.

Top 10 Attractions in Kuldiga


#5 Rundale Palace and Museum

Nicknamed the Baltic Versailles, Rundale Palace (Rundāles pils) will transport you to an age of splendour.

Designed by Francesco Rastrelli, the architect who also created St. Petersburg’s Hermitage, Rundale is a superbly restored Baroque and Rococo masterpiece packed with art treasures and surrounded by a delightful rose garden. Read more about Rundale Palace and Museum

Rundale palace


#6 Turaida Museum Reserve

Latvia is a land of ancient traditions, and the best place to experience them is the Turaida Museum Reserve near Sigulda.

Explore the medieval castle and its intriguing museum, connect with Latvia’s musical heritage on Folk Song Hill and take in sweeping views of the lovely Gauja River Valley. Read more about Turaida Museum Reserve

Turaida castle


#7 Cesis

Cesis (Cēsis) is a town with an intriguing mixture of hipness and history.

Savour the timeless ambience of the old town, get into medieval life at the ancient castle, enjoy cute cafes and soak up diverse artistic and musical events. Read more about Cesis

Top 10 Attractions in Cesis


#8 Liepaja

Known as the "city where the wind is born," Liepaja (Liepāja) is a port with uncommon attractions.

Architecture from Art Nouveau pearls to historic churches, the Soviet brutalist Karosta military port district, a magnificent beach and rich musical traditions are yours to savour. Read more about Liepaja

Top 10 Attractions in Liepaja


#9 Latgale

Latgale is an off-the-beaten-track gem that deeply rewards visitors.From a museum to legendary artist Mark Rothko to awe inspiring Aglona Basilica, Latvia’s eastern region is packed with surprises.

Stunning lakes, fascinating traditions, timeless handicrafts and heartfelt hospitality will make this a place you will never forget. Read more about Latgale

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#10 Ventspils

The port of Ventspils is a town with the sea in its veins, as well as being a delightful destination for the whole family.

Enjoy street sculpture, let the kids run wild in the city’s fun parks, discover the interactive medieval castle or relax on the Blue Flag beach. Read more about Ventspils

Top 10 Attractions in Ventspils

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