In this page you can fine the most popular tourist places that visit in Latvia. There are more places to visit Latvia but there are the most popular ones.
One of the most popular tourism destination in Latvia. It is built during 1736 till 1768 and is built in baroque style.
Architect was Francesko Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Castle has 138 rooms. The castle is also used for concerts.
The garden around the castle is spectacular. It is great place for walks and to take pictures.
Bauska castle was built in Livonia order time form 1439 till 1450 to establish dominance over Zemgale and to protect border with Lithuania and control the trading routs from Lithuania to Riga.
From 1562 Bauska castle was under control of Kurzeme and Zemgale duchy. It was changed a lot.
During the North war the castle was partly destroyed by explosion. In 1960 started the reconstruction of the castle.
Bauska castle is located between two rivers – Mūsa and Mēmele which further ahead meet and form river Lielupe. There are footpaths along the castle from where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.
The most popular places in Cēsis is its castle and the old city.
Cēsis castle consists of two parts – the old and the new. The old part was built in 1214 as fortifications for Zobenbrāļu order.
The new part was built in 18th century as a manor house which was located inside the castle fortress.
In 1577 the castle was devastated from Ivana Barga army attacks
After Great North war, the castle was abandoned and locals used it as a source for stone.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Latvia. There is a medieval castle, Gauja riverside with spectacular views and many active tourism options.
Turaida castle (Sigulda)
Turaida castle is one of the oldest castles in Latvia. It was built in 1214 to strengthen German crusaders. The castle was modified many times. From the viewing tower which is 27 meter high, you can see beautiful view of Gauja riverside.
By Sigulda cable car you can cross river Gauja from 45 m high. You will see Gauja valley, Sigulda castle and Turaida castle.
Sigulda bobsleigh track
Sigulda bobsleigh track was designed by Leipcig Sport Science Tehnical Center.
The construction company was Sarajeva based Yugoslavian company called Graming.
The track was opened in 1986. The length is 1200+220m.
Sigulda bobsleigh track is internationally classified as combined track with artificial ice.
If you want to enjoy speed, and adrenalin, you can get a bobsled ride on sled with wheels and expierince the 13 curves of the track.
Speed: up to 85 km/h
Duration: aprox. 1 min
Availability: from May to September
People: 5Speed: 75 to 80 km/h
Duration: aprox. 60-70 sec.
Availability: from November to mid May
Sigulda adventure park Mežakaķis
It has 7 track with different difficulty levels. Each track starts on the ground and ends as a cable ride back to ground. The obstacle height can be as little as 1 meter and as high as 25 meters. All starting, middle and finish points are connected with pathways with information on the way.
Ventas rumba is the widest waterfall in Europe. It usually is 100 to 110 meters wide and is located in Kuldīga.
During the flood season it can reach up to 249 meters wide. The height is from 1.8 to 2 meters.
During the fish spawning when fish are crossing the waterfall, it looks like fish are flying.