Travel ideas for Latvia - unique sights, worth Guinness records

Flower Clock in Ventspils

From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
Travelers who plan to visit the Latvian city of Ventspils certainly have to admire the flower clock. The old Latvian town has a good tradition of decorating the streets and parks with incredible compositions of plants. Ventspils can be named the flower capital of Latvia. Not surprisingly, a variety of floral arrangements includes the luxurious flower clock. It’s situated at the intersection of Lielais Street and Kuldigas Street.
This clock doesn’t feature an impressive scale, but the beauty of the design can compete with the most famous clock in the world. Fans of the landscape art will be interested in watching other flower installations. In the Children's Town, you can see The Duck Family; floral rabbits are installed in the Adventure Park. One of the main attractions are flower ladybugs at the Promenade Street. Jaunpilsetas Square features the bobsleigh team that is also constructed of flowers.
Those fond of flowers can go to Ventspils from the beginning of spring until late autumn. The city has a mild climate that allows to decorate streets with ornamental plants during 8-9 months a year. One of the busiest tourist areas of the city is the Promenade Boulevard, where you can always see a lot of amazing works of florists. ... Complete sights collection

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.
About 1,500 people currently work for the company. It is noteworthy that it was founded in 2006 in Latvia. The unusual building that the company acquired is a monument of modern architecture that is noticeable in Riga. If you look at it from the front side, it is quite an ordinary building with rectangular windows. Its facade is lined with light finishing tiles.
The main feature of the building is the tower located in its side part. Its facade is almost completely lined with mirror tiles. This unusual combination of classic and futuristic elements has made this building a notable city landmark. It is located on one of the busiest central streets, close to popular historical sites in Riga. A small square with an interesting monument is located in front of the building's entrance. Fans of modern architecture can take interesting photos here. ... Complete sights collection

Promenade Hotel

From the series “Best industrial-style loft hotels”
Travelers have the opportunity to use the services of the fashionable Promenade Hotel in Liepaja. It was opened in the building of the old granary. It was built in the city in 1797. The luxurious building with perfectly preserved interior architecture is considered the most valuable historical monument today. The old wooden ceilings, as well as the brick arches and supports, are preserved in the granary. Food supplies for the winter period were stored in the huge rooms of this building for many years. The granary provided food for the whole city.
Beautiful rooms are equipped in spacious rooms today. Antique furniture and old works of art were used in their decoration. The Promenade Hotel is located on the banks of the canal. Ships have sailed it in the past. Grain was unloaded directly from the ships. The luxury hotel has its marina today. An interesting art gallery is located in one of the spacious rooms of the historic building.
The unique Promenade Hotel offers its guests 42 rooms to choose from. It attracts guests not only with its unique atmosphere but also with the observance of interesting historical traditions. Even breakfast is served especially here, in the style of the 18th century. Fragrant pancakes with raspberry jam and tea are served every morning. Tea is served in antique glasses. All rooms available to guests are individually decorated. Some of them have a private sauna. There are also luxury apartments with a terrace in the hotel. ... Complete sights collection

Skrunda Town

From the series “The most famous buildings of communism”
The abandoned town of Skrunda is located in the historical region of Kurzeme in the western part of Latvia. It was founded in the communist era. The town was forgotten after its end. A small military town was founded in this place in 1969. The military had to live here permanently to maintain the new radar station. According to the agreement concluded between Russia and Latvia, this station had to operate until 1998. A major military town was emptied in a matter of months after its stop.
You can see the abandoned five-story buildings here today. Thousands of people lived in them a few years ago. The checkpoint remained at the entrance to the town. Security was constantly on duty here until recently. But no one is guarding the ghost town today. All houses preserved on the territory of the town are in disrepair. It is very dangerous to enter them. Therefore, most curious tourists are limited only to walking through the deserted streets.
In addition to the houses where military personnel and their families used to live, a large building of a hospital, a kindergarten and a school, as well as a building of a service hotel, has been preserved in the town. The prospects for the abandoned military camp are unclear today. All buildings preserved on its territory are completely abandoned. They are rapidly collapsing. Local authorities wanted to convert the town into a tourist destination in a certain period. But the remote location of Skrunda from major highways and cities prevented the implementation of this plan. ... Complete sights collection
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