Culture of Jurmala. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Serenity Your acquaintance with historic and cultural landmarks of Jurmala will surely leave a ton of unforgettable memories. Jurmala City Museum remains one of the main cultural symbols of the city. The museum was founded yet in 1962. During its long history, the museum changed its name and location several times. The exhibition of Jurmala City Museum is conventionally divided into three parts, each of which is dedicated to the history and development of the resort. A large part of the exhibition is dedicated to the peculiarities of the national art. That is the place where visitors can see the most attractive and mesmerizing works of local artists. The third and the most unusual part of the exhibition is dedicated to the history of marine archaeology.
Fish, seafood, cereals, beans, peas, potatoes, milk, and vegetables occupy an important place in the cuisine of Jurmala. The love of local chefs for combining poorly compatible ingredients … Open
On the cusp of the 18th and 19th centuries, many wealthy people built luxurious mansions and villas in Jurmala. As the city was growing, more people of different income level appeared in it. The beauty of Jurmala was incredibly appealing to writers and poets. Many buildings of that period have survived till our days, and Cottage Museum of Rainis and Aspasia is one of them. This museum is open in an incredibly beautiful area. It is a fantastic place to get acquainted with works of the great poets who spent last years of their lives at the resort. The design of the historical mansion was carefully restored in line with traditions of the past. Cottage Museum of Rainis and Aspasia opened in 1949. It exhibits many priceless items including books from the private library of the former owners, numerous unique old documents and photographs.
House of Fairy Tales "Ondine" is one of the most unusual landmarks, which is famous far beyond the borders of the city. It’s a unique open-air museum that will certainly attract fans of outdoor recreation and eco-tourism adherents. Upon entering the territory of the museum, everyone agrees to follow a number of rules written on the sign near the entrance. Ondine is a fantastic place to find out more about the traditions and folklore of local people. Interesting wooden figures of mythical creatures and many other unusual works of local craftsmen create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. For decades, the museum has attracted and inspired numerous artists and craftsmen. Many of them make interesting items and then gift them to the museum, so the collection of Ondine is continuously increasing. The open-air museum regularly hosts interesting cultural events that are family friendly and suitable even for small children. Copyright
Some major festivals were forced to change their venue. This is due to political disagreements with the Latvian leadership in recent years. But quite a lot of interesting events still take … Open
Dzintari Concert Hall is another important landmark of Jurmala. The hall is still operating and regularly hosts various events. Even in the 19th century, music concerts were not rare in Jurmala. For local people, Dzintari is one of the main historical and national symbols. The city is not deprived of religious landmarks, and many of them will not leave tourists indifferent. Church of St. Prince Vladimir is one of them. The church was constructed in 1867. That is an incredibly beautiful church, the building of which was funded by donations of local people. Church of St. Prince Vladimir was constructed in several stages and was completely finished only in 1906. The elegant building looks incredibly harmonious and refined. The landscaped park around the church is perfect for an unhurried walk.
Quiet evening in Jurmala Holiday complex Kristaps Morgan is one more priceless architectural landmark of Jurmala. It resembles a small medieval castle with cute turrets and impenetrable walls. Built in 1883, this lovely architectural landmark is completely made of wood.
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Public palaces near Jurmala
♥   Palace 'Mitava Palace' , 33.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Mežotne Palace' , 61 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Rundale Palace' , 63.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Jurmala and near

Office of Evolution Gaming

From the series “Futuristic buildings of IT companies”
Travelers can see the original building with a glass tower while walking around Riga. The well-known company Evolution Gaming purchased this building for 12.4 million euros a few years ago. It is a major provider of IT services. The company has expanded significantly in recent years. This required the purchase of a new office building. The choice was made on one of the original buildings in Riga. The main representative office of this company in Europe is located in the capital of Latvia today. … Read further

Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Jurmala

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