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Top 10 places for travel & vacation in Latvia.

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1.Riga
Riga - capital of Latvia. The historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Museums: Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Foreign Art Museum (Riga), Engine Museum, the War Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of Latvian history. Architectural attractions: the Boulevard Ring, Old City, the Dome Cathedral, Riga Castle, the Freedom Monument, Powder Tower, House of the Blackheads and St. Peter's Church, Three Brothers. In the city zoo over 3,000 animals.
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2.Rundāle Palace
Rundale Palace - the only one of the early works of the architect Rastrelli, that has survived to the 21st century. It located in the modern Latvia near the town of Bauska. The complex became a museum and place of meetings of the Presidents of Latvia and foreign politicians.
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3.Turaida Castle
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Turaida Castle is a German brick castle in Latvia. It was founded in 1214 by order of the Riga bishop Albert von Buxgewenden as an outpost in the Livonian of the Turaida land (Truiden). Particularly protected cultural monument Turaida Museum-Reserve was founded in 1988. It includes the historical center of Turaide, it preserves, studies and popularizes the cultural and historical heritage, which has been formed here for millennia, since the XI century. The museum-reserve occupies the territory of 42 hectares, on which there are 39 historical buildings and structures, it is formed by a complex of monuments of nature, history and culture of 11-20 centuries.
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4.House of the Blackheads
House of the Blackheads - a stone building, laid in Riga's Town Hall Square, Latvia 1334 as the New House of the Great Guild. It was used to meet merchants from the German middle-class Riga. One of the most recognizable symbols of Riga.
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5.Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
The Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum is one of the oldest, richest and largest outdoor museums in Europe. The museum is located on the beautiful shore of Yuglsky Lake, in a pine forest on the border of Riga. Now the museum covers an area of ​​87.66 hectares. Of all the edges of Latvia, 118 real residential and business buildings of peasants, fishermen and artisans, who existed from the end of the 17th century to the second half of the 30s of the 20th century, were transported and installed in the open air here. The museum houses the yards of Latvian peasants, artisans and fishermen. In all of them there is a permanent exposition - objects of everyday life, labor, interior, characterizing this period, the region and the fishery of households.
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6.Gauja National Park
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Gauja National Park - the largest (area - 917.45 km2) and the oldest (founded on September 14, 1973) national park in Latvia. Forests cover 47% of the park area. This is mainly spruce and pine forests, but there is also deciduous vegetation. The national park is characterized by high biological diversity. Almost 900 species of plants, 149 species of birds and 48 species of mammals have been found in the park. There are many lakes in the park, the largest of which is Ungurs. The National Park is especially famous for its cliffs from the Devonian sandstone, located along the banks of the Gauja River. In some places in the Sigulda area, the height of these cliffs reaches 90 meters. In the national park there are more than 500 historical and cultural monuments of different centuries, most of which are covered with legends and legends.
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7.Irbeni
Irbene - the former Soviet top-secret base in Latvia. Today, an abandoned military city. After the creation of the Zvezda Secret Radiation Center in the USSR in the last decade of the 20th century, it was transferred to the Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center, a nearby village for officers and their families. In the village there was a school, a shop, sports and concert halls. Access to Irben is possible only with the help of special permissions.
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8.Ķemeri National Park
Ķemeri National Park is the national park of Latvia, founded in 1997. The park includes the Great Kemer swamp, Lake Kanieris, the Slocene valley, the sulfur sources of the Zala marsh (Green), ancient continental dunes, a sandy beach with coastal dunes and Lake Valguma.
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9.Vērmanes Garden
Vērmanes Garden is the oldest park in the city of Riga, Latvia. The modern area of the park reaches 5 hectares. It was founded in 1813 by the order of the Governor-General of the Livonian Territory and the mayor of Riga, Marquis Philippe Paulucci, mostly on the financial means of the widow of the entrepreneur Verman Anna Gertrude Verman.
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10.Venta Rapid
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Venta Rapid - the widest waterfall in Europe, located on the river Ventala, in Kuldiga, Latvia. The width of the waterfall can reach 279 m. The Ventskiy Falls is a well-known tourist attraction of the nature of Latvia, which is quite easy to reach - Kuldiga is located on the very bank of the Venta River. In summer, due to a significant decrease in the flow of water, the waterfall is suitable for bathing. To the south of the Castle Park waterfall, the historic buildings of the old center of Kuldiga. An old brick bridge across the river upstream built in 1874, the width of which allowed free warm-up to the two carriages.
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