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Latvia is a beautiful and exciting country nestled in the eastern Baltic Sea region of Northern Europe. It is an amazing destination for tourists due to its rich history, culture, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cities.

The land of Latvia has been inhabited for over 5,500 years and was controlled by various foreign powers throughout its history including Prussia, Russia, and then the Soviet Union. Today it is an independent, democratic nation that is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Baltic.

Latvia’s capital city is Riga, which is the largest and most popular city for tourists. Riga boasts a stunning historic old town full of cobblestoned streets lined with cafés and restaurants as well as world-renowned Art Nouveau architecture. It also has a lively nightlife scene and is home to several excellent museums such as the Latvian National Museum. Other major cities include Liepāja and Ventspils.

Those wishing to explore Latvia’s natural beauty should make sure to visit Gauja National Park located in the northerly region of Vidzeme (or Livland) where you can find forests, rolling hills and the beautiful Gauja river running through it. The park also has many historical sites such as Turaida Castle and Sigulda Treetop Walk, making it a must-see for anyone wanting to experience the beauty of Latvia’s countryside.

Latvia has many activities for tourists to choose from such as skiing in Sigulda or bird watching in Kuldīga during winter. During summer, visitors may take part in sailing or kayaking on Lake Rāzna or beach volleyball on Jūrmala’s Dzintari beach. Alternatively, visitors can experience traditional Latvian culture by visiting some of its many festivals (such as Latvians' National Day) or by exploring its historic manor houses.

Whatever type of holiday you are looking for, Latvia has something to offer everyone who visits! So why not come explore this wonderful country in northern Europe today?

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Attractions in Latvia

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Cēsis Castle

Cēsis Castle (German: Wenden) is a Livonian castle situated in

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Venta Rapid

Venta Rapid (latviešu. Ventas rumba) is a rapid on the Venta River

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Tervete Castle

Реконструкция древнелатышского (земгальского) замка

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Raznos ežeras

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Freedom Monument

The Freedom Monument (latvian: Brīvības piemineklis) is a memorial l

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Kyšezeras

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Riga Motor Museum

Riga Motor Museum (Latvian: Rīgas motormuzejs) is the biggest antique

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Riga Zoo

Riga Zoo is a city-owned zoo in Riga, Latvia. It is located in

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Nativity Cathedral, Riga

The Nativity of Christ Cathedral (Latvian: Kristus Piedzimšanas

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Rundāle Palace

Rundāle Palace (Latvian: Rundāles pils; German: Schloss Ruhental, f

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House of the Blackheads

House of the Blackheads (Latvian: Melngalvju nams, German:

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Shroud Bridge

The Shroud Bridge (Latvian: Vanšu tilts) in Riga is a cable-stayed

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Līvu Akvaparks

Līvu Akvaparks is a tourist attraction, one of the Water parks in

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Riga Cathedral

Riga Cathedral (Latvian: Rīgas Doms) is the Protestant Cathedral in

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Sigulda Medieval Castle

The Sigulda Medieval Castle is the ruins of a castle that was

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Koknese Castle

Koknese Castle (Latvian: Kokneses pils) is a complex in Koknese,

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Southern Bridge

The Southern Bridge (Latvian: Dienvidu tilts) crosses the Daugava

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Hotels in Riga

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Hotel Garden Palace

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St. Peter's Boutique Hotel

starting $168

Rixwell Old Riga Palace

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Radi Un Draugi

starting $124

Hotel Justus

starting $115

Neiburgs Hotel

starting $286