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5 Must see places in Latvia

2022 07 11

Latvia is a small country that packs a big punch when it comes to must-see places. From ancient castles to natural wonders, here are the top 5 must-see places in Latvia that you won't want to miss:


Riga Old Town: This charming Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the perfect place to wander and discover the city's rich history. Visitors can explore the many churches, palaces, and other historical buildings that dot the city.


Sigulda: This picturesque town is known as the "Switzerland of Latvia" and offers visitors a chance to explore the natural beauty of the country. Visitors can take a cable car to the top of the hill for panoramic views of the area or hike through the many trails in the surrounding forests.


Rundale Palace: This 18th-century palace is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture and offers visitors a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of Latvia's nobility. Visitors can explore the palace's many rooms and learn about the palace's history and its role in Latvian history.


Cesis Old Town: This charming medieval town is known for its well-preserved architecture and offers visitors a chance to explore the country's history and culture. Visitors can explore the Old Town, visit the Cesis Castle and check out the many museums and art galleries.


Jurmala: This seaside resort town is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Baltic Sea. Visitors can enjoy the sandy beaches, dunes, and pine forests, as well as the many birdwatching opportunities.


These five must-visit locations are only the top of Latvia's many attractions; there are many more. No matter your interests—history, culture, or the beauty of nature—Latvia has plenty to offer. So, when you're planning your trip, be sure to include these five must-visit locations on your schedule for a journey you won't soon forget.

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