Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania - Latvia (Chapter)
This is the Latvia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania guidebook.
Tucked between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia is the meat of the Baltic sandwich: the country’s under-the-radar profile makes it the perfect pit stop for those seeking something a bit more authentic than the overrun tourist hubs further afield.
- Click your camera at the nightmarish menagerie of devilish gargoyles, mythical beasts, praying goddesses and twisting vines that inhabits the surplus of Rīga’s art-nouveau architecture
- Lose yourself in the maze of cobblestones, church spires and gingerbread trim that is the Unesco-protected Old Rīga
- Listen to the waves pound the awesomely remote Cape Kolka, which crowns the desolate Kurzeme coast
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Rīga & around, Jūrmala, Ķemeri National Park, Tukums, Talsi, Cape Kolka (Kolkasrags), Abava River Valley, Kuldīga, Ventspils, Pāvilosta, Liepāja, Bauska, Rundāle Palace, Jelgava, Dobele & around, Vidzeme Coast, Gauja National Park, Alūksne & Gulbene, Vidzeme Uplands, Daugava River Valley, Daugavpils, Latgale Lakelands, Understand Latvia.
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