Birstonas in Lithuania – The Town That Heals

HEALING WATERS: Spa town Birstonas continues to attract visitors with its curative therapies. Birstonas (Birštonas), a spa town on the Nemunas River, 39 kilometers south of Kaunas, attracts Lithuanians and foreigners throughout the year. Famous for its mineral waters and curative mud procedures, it has...
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Ventspils Port City Latvia

Modern and well maintained to the point of being immaculate, it is clear to all visitors to this western Latvian port city that Ventspils has prospered from the oil business. Although it is Latvia's fourth largest settlement by size, many regard Ventspils as Latvia's second...
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Sabile in Latvia The City of Wine

Sabila Latvia Wine Grapes
Sabile Wine Grapes Sabile is a town a drive a bit less than two hours from Riga. Officially granted the status of a city only in the 20th century, Sabile nestles in one of the most beautiful spots in the Abava River Valley and looks like a...
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Kuldiga in Latvia – History and Movies

The town of Kuldiga (Kuldīga or Goldingen) is situated less than an hours drive west from the town of Sabile. Founded in 1242, this former Hanseatic city is possibly the most photogenic town in Latvia. The charming testimonials of its past are visible at every step,...
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Jurmala resort Latvia

The biggest resort in the Baltic Countries, located by the Baltic Sea is Jurmala (Latvian: Jūrmala), which is situated just 25 km west from Riga and 15 km from Riga International Airport. The treasure of Jurmala is its 26 km of white quartz sand beach....
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Great Guild Hall of Riga

The history of Riga’s Great Guild (Lielā ģilde) concert hall goes back to the 14th century. The building is not only a historical monument, but also the home of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) and a lively meeting place for lovers of classical music....
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Brivibas Iela A Main Riga Artery

Brivibas Iela Riga
The year 2014, when Riga celebrated as a European Capital of Culture, also marked a century since the beginning of the First World War, a conflict that represented a turning point for many countries. Hence, part of the Riga 2014 cultural programme was dedicated to...
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Spikeri district in Riga

Spikeri district is Riga’s new home for creative, inspirational and down-right unusual. If you wish to understand why Riga became as the 2014 European Capital of Culture the take a visit to any of the half a dozen or more fascinating districts of the Latvian...
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