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Liepaja sounds like fun! If you are fed up with googling “Where is Liepaja?” we’ll rescue your day! It is located on Latvia’s Baltic coast. Much more clear, right? Visit Liepaja, get lost in Latvia’s third largest city. Liepaja travel will make you feel fascinated. Charming atmosphere, lots of attractive Art Nouveau architecture, cosy parks, rich history. Liepaja tourism will combine a great mix of relaxation and action for travellers! From adventurous windsurfing activities to romantic picnic on the seaside! Interested? Visit Liepaja! Chat with open-minded locals in the Rose Square, visit the House of Craftsman, play mini golf, rent a scooter! Liepaja tourism is already preparing an unforgettable map for your upcoming Liepaja tour! We hope you are ready for new adventures, because there are plenty things to see and to tour through in Liepaja! Become a fisherman during the stay near lake Liepaja, discover great music walking in The Latvian Musicians Alley of fame, take a photo of the world’s largest organ in Holy Trinity Cathedral! Yes, all of these tempting sights are in Liepaja. Shall we book a nice Liepaja travel tour for you?
Population: 78 144 (2016)
Area: 60.4 km2
Postal code: LV-34(01-13); LV-3414; LV-34(16–17)
Area code: +371 634
Rank in the country: 3rd in Latvia
The Northern Fort is one of the top attractions in Liepaja as it is one of the historical monuments telling a story of WWI. It as a group of defensive fortifications built before the First World War on the coast of the Baltic Sea and later demolished after a friendship and cooperation agreement just before WWII. Nowadays, visitors can walk along the ruins, pillboxes and concrete staircases that are slowly but continuously destroyed by time and erosion. Everyone, however, should be cautious when walking along because a big section has just collapsed in a landslide in the January of 2018. So examined with caution, this is definitely one of the most interesting and historically rich places to visit in Liepaja.
Jurmalas Park is an amazing green oasis situated in a perfect place – along the coastline of the Baltic Sea. It is a great place to visit during all times of day because it has many fun attractions to offer. Here, you will find not only conveniently paved paths and beautiful nature, but also beautifully designed gardens, fountains, charming antique houses situated throughout the park. But not only this! There are also some excellent playgrounds for kids, and places to play tennis, bowling, soccer and even miniature golf. All of this makes Jurmalas Park one of the coolest and fun places to spend some time at.
Karosta Prison is no doubt one of the most unique and unusual places to visit in a sea resort. For those that enjoy a bit of thrill and a glimpse into the infamous history, this is the place to visit. This Soviet prison is still full of thrilling stories of the past with authentic items from war and from the prison, which creates the feeling of truly traveling back in time. For those looking to get their adrenaline levels even higher, there is a possibility to spend the night as a true prisoner or even try on a prisoner’s shoes and take a tour being treated like one. Not everyone’s cup of tea for sure, but if you like your tea a bit sour, don’t miss out on this experience.
Liepaja Museum is a top place to visit for history lovers and those generally interested in the city’s history. Here, you will find out more about its cultural and historical background and will get a chance to appreciate an outstanding collection of classic and modern Latvian art. The museum also houses some historical memorabilia, telling the story of Liepaja during the Middle Ages, and interesting items representing the 19th and 20th centuries of Liepaja’s history. Liepaja Museum is located in the very city center so visitors don’t have to risk on getting lost while striving for some cultural knowledge!
St. Nicholas Orthodox Sea Cathedral is among the most visited buildings in Liepaja because it is s symbol of not only the Orthodox Church but also the tsarist monarchy. Even though it was used as a warehouse, gymnasium and a meeting hall by the Soviets, it has regained its status as a church as in currently an active one as well. Standing among mediocre Soviet buildings, the church really stands out and amazes everyone with its beautiful architecture and impressive domes.
Medus is a great place to eat if you are craving for some traditional Latvian food. Located in the city center, this restaurant is famous for its great quality food, excellent service and beautiful interior where you can enjoy your meal in a terrace during the warm season. And above all, the prices are super reasonable so you won’t sadden your wallet as well.
Darbnica Cafe is a top place for anyone wishing to get some delicious coffee or desserts. This place is perfect for breakfast and brunch and is also famous for its modern interior, great atmosphere and even greater music playing in the background. It is equally appreciated by both locals and visitors of the city.
Fontaine Delisnack is definitely the greatest pick if you don’t have a lot of time but still want to enjoy some great food. It is a small fast food joint that offers excellent burgers, tacos, burritos, pizzas, stir-fried noodles and more. You can also order food and get it delivered to whenever you feel like having your dinner.
Bel Cibo Restorante will be adored by all Italian cuisine lovers because here you will find some pastas really well made and also will pay a very reasonable price for them. The restaurant also serves great appetisers, salads, pizzas and some main courses. The staff as well as the cozy atmosphere will make you enjoy your meal even more!
Ginger is definitely the place to choose if you are a fan of authentic Asian cuisine. Here, together with a beautiful Asian style interior you will find great food as sushi, of course, a wide selection of Chinese main courses and some amazing desserts as fried bananas with ice cream.
Relax at the Liepaja beach because it is one of most beloved Latvia’s resorts for a good reason! White sand beaches, blue seas, a promenade, lifeguards to ensure your safety and some bars situated right there on the shore. Sounds like a paradise during those sunny summer days, doesn’t it?
Visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral because its tower is the highest point in Liepaja. Once you go up, the beautiful panoramic views of the city and the Baltic Sea on one side and the Liepaja lake on the other will open up before your eyes. The cathedral itself is, no doubt, worth visiting and wandering in while gazing at the amazing stained-glass windows and fascinating old frescoes.
Explore the Latvian Musicians’ Walk of Fame and let yourself feel like a rock star for once! The walk of fame is located near the city center and will introduce you to the industry of Latvian music. It is no doubt one of the best things to do for any music lovers and for those simply wishing to take a picture in front of a huge guitar statue.
Visit Skede Dunes Memorial and honour those who were victims of the Nazis with a minute of silence. It is a memorial for Holocaust victims in Latvia is a place that raises historical and cultural awareness. Even though located a little outside the city center, it is well worth visiting and learning more about our history.
Visit the Great Amber Concert Hall and examine its wonderful contemporary architecture. It is of roundish shape and of very orangish color which instantly makes one think of some beautiful amber pieces! Here, you can also go up to the 7th floor and admire the views of the city or stop in a cafe house for a cup of delicious coffee and a sweet dessert.
Though one very popular proverb states, that “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” Being sure that during your trip through Venice’s water labyrinths or visiting best Gelato café in Florence you will not stay with only wind in your pocket gives more confidence. So, it is obvious that making small research on city you plan to visit prices and the trip cost and how much you might spend overall will not get worse for you and will not take too much time and even could be done for you by others. How much you will have to spend, depends on the local food and beverage service prices as well as the trip cost. As many tour agencies provide their clients with pretty various vacation deals, it is always 100% possibility that you shall find a trip by a good price which suits you the most.
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