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We recommend these activities in Liepaja and its vicinity for anyone who wants to enjoy a relaxing weekend and indulge themselves in gastronomic delights or experience more thrilling sensations.
The 8 km long strip along the Baltic coast is a great place to enjoy warm summer days. This beach is an excellent spot to go looking for amber. We recommend challenging yourself and taking the most epic photo you can with the "Liepaja" sign located right by the shore.
In Battery No. 3, which is part of Liepaja Fortress, you will find a building that is very popular with photographers because it has been submerged in the sea. The most important part of Liepaja Naval Fortress is Redans, where the most decisive freedom fights for the independence of Latvia took place, defending Liepaja against Bermont's troops. Whereas Battery No. 2 is the most impressive part of the fortification, which has survived to the present day and can be seen from the inside with the accompaniment of a guide.
Liepaja Olympic Centre is the largest and most modern pool and SPA centre in Kurzeme with a relaxation area, water massages, bubble baths, three types of saunas, a water amusement area for children, two swimming pools and much more.
Gastronomic delights in Liepaja
In Liepaja you will find excellent restaurants and charming cafes that will provide a true gastronomic experience. There are even several cafes where you can observe the magnificence of crashing waves and watch the sun setting over the sea while drinking delicious coffee!
The Holy Trinity Cathedral houses the world's largest unreconstructed mechanical organ, the amazing sound of which you can enjoy during the International Organ Music Festival, which takes place every September. You can also visit the Cathedral to view Liepaja’s panorama from the 55-metre-high church tower.
In the only military prison in Europe available to tourists, you can find out how prisoners lived, how it feels to be confined in a cell, and look at the exhibited relics from different eras and ruling powers. In Karosta Prison you can enjoy the reality show "Behind bars" and the game "Escape room", whereas real thrill seekers can spend the night in a prison cell.
Only 30 minutes away from Liepaja, you can observe wild horses, aurochs and bison in the nature park "Pape", hike on various nature trails and watch the sea by Pape lighthouse – another spot adored by photographers.