Visit Valmiera for an Unforgettable Holiday

Posted by Laura Želvytė  |  August 22, 2016

Gauja River is the central entrance to Valmiera, separating this historical town into two parts. This beautiful city is easily reached by both cars and public transport. Visit Valmiera for an unforgettable holiday in one of the most beautiful cities in Latvia. Beautiful nature entwined with Latvian history and culture will ensure meeting the needs of every traveler that visits Valmiera.

A Long History of a Small Town

Valmiera is a city that had to go through a lot of struggle to become what it is now. People have inhabited Valmiera for over five thousand years! In the 13th century, it was conquered by different orders more than once. The success of local life depended on traders – the town was part of the Hanseatic League. Since the early years, Valmiera suffered from fires and had to be rebuilt more than eleven times. In the times of World War II, the town was destroyed, but thanks to the persistence of locals – it was once again brought to its former glory. Today, Valmiera is booming with urban life and culture. It is worth a visit!

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Valmiera Tourism

There are a lot of things to do in Valmiera! The St. Simon church dates back to the 13th century and is a historical treasure of Valmiera. There are quite a few spectacular castle ruins for people to wander around. Hiking is very popular amongst locals and tourists – there are plenty of hiking trails by the Gauja River. Enjoy marvelous landscapes and breathtaking nature sights. For those who benefit from the taste of craft beer – we have great news! Valmiera is famous for its local craft beer, so make sure to enjoy a pint or two.

Inspiring Art and Culture

There are plenty of museums and galleries to visit in Valmiera. New art exhibitions are constantly being held in this beautiful Latvian town. If you enjoy theatre, make sure to check out one of the many plays hosted by the Valmiera Drama Theatre. If you visit „Galerija Laipa“, you will be able to participate in many of its art workshops. And of course, if you want to relax while watching a movie, the cinema „Gaisma“ is always screening a great variety of newest movies.

Staying Active on Your Holiday!

Valmiera seems to be created especially for people who enjoy staying active. Hiking and biking are very popular in the area. Plenty of tracks are spread around the city. For those who enjoy water sports, Valmiera will offer opportunities to go on boat rides and even compete in rowing competitions. There are activities both in summer and winter, so it doesn‘t matter when you decide to visit this beautiful town in Latvia; you will always find fun places to visit and activities to participate in!