Sightseeing in Ventspils - what to see. Complete travel guide

1. Smoking in public places is prohibited in Ventspils, and a failure to follow that rule may result in a large fine. It is also not allowed to smoke near governmental and culture buildings, at public transport stops, and in shopping centers. That said, smokers will not have hard time finding a suitable place to enjoy a cigarette – there are special areas for smokers near all large organizations.
2. Don’t forget to leave tips in local cafes and restaurants. As a rule, the service fee is included in the total. In case the fee is not included, it is recommended to add 5% - 10% or round the due sum to the nearest convenient one.
3. All hotels are equipped with standard European sockets. The line voltage is 220V. When preparing for a vacation in Ventspils, make sure to check the electrical appliances you plan to take for compatibility. You might need adapters for some of the appliances.
4. Despite the fact that each restaurant and café has a rich choice of alcoholic beverages, it is prohibited to consume alcohol on the street. Drunk people in public places are likely to face fines.
5. Do not walk on the lawn and pick flowers in public parks. All plants and trees are protected. When you plan to make a picnic, make sure to use specially designated areas only. Copyright
6. The sale of alcohol is banned in all supermarkets and shops from 22:00 until 8:00.
7. When you plan to make a walk after sunset, it is recommended to use special light reflectors that are available in almost all shops. Pedestrians are obliged to have light reflectors attached to their clothes or bags. A failure to follow that rule may result in a fine.
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8. Keep an eye on your belongings in public transport and in popular public areas. Pickpockets are quite widespread in buses and markets, so it is better not to take valuable outside the hotel without any particular need.
9. The cheapest way to make phone calls is to use special tourist sim cards by local mobile phone operators. The rates are very affordable while the connection deserves praise.
10. Euro is the most typical currency in the city. It will be definitely less beneficial to pay with US dollars and other currencies at local shopping centers and markets. Travelers will have no difficulty exchanging money at local banks and private exchange offices.
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What to visit being in Ventspils - unique sights

Flower Clock in Ventspils

From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
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. … Read further

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