Latvia has gained much importance in trade since the ancient eras and hence, it is home to a number of historic places within its boundaries. The capital city of the country is Riga. Although the official language used and spoken in the country is Latvian, Russian and English languages are also commonly used in the region. The currency used in the country is Latvian Lat (LVL). Kuldiga, Riga, Liepāja, Talsi, and Ogre are some of the most popular cities of Latvia which can be explored by car.
Riga is the capital city of the country, as mentioned above. Visit the Old Town region of the city. Take a stroll around the region, and explore various buildings having different architectural patterns, coming from many parts of the world. You can also visit the Museum of Occupation of Latvia, which showcases the stories of Russian and Nazi imperialism in Latvia. St. John’s Church is also worth visiting. The capital city is best explored with the help of a car rental in Latvia.
The city’s popular tourist destinations can be conveniently explored by taking a car for hire in Latvia. Visit the widest natural waterfall of Europe, Venta Fall, which is associated with a number of legends. Explore The Riezupe Sand Caves, the longest underground caves of the country. The Aleksupit Waterfall is an artificial waterfall which makes the Aleksupite River flow through the city, giving Kuldiga the name ‘Latvian Venice’.
Visit the spectacular and serene beaches known as Vecliepaja and Dienvidrietumi. These beaches are safe for swimming and offer opportunities for undisturbed seclusion. You can also go to see The Saint Trinity Cathedral, which is famous for its 700 piped church organ. Hire a car in Latvia and drive to Karosta. It was a secret Russian fortification, and it is now home to a number of reminders of the time during the war, with all the forts and other places that had been built there.
Depart from the capital city of Riga and head towards the town of Sigulda, which boasts of beautiful natural surroundings and some forts as well. You can also go and visit the German concentration camp, named Salaspils from Riga. Also pay a visit to the small, yet picturesque town of Madona, where you will find hills and forests providing unparalleled tranquillity!
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