TOP 5 PLACES
1. JURMALAS PARKS
This is a little park what is surrounded by really beautiful houses. This park composed by fountain and trees. It is longing the beach and has many items in it, like restaurants, playgrounds, mini-stadiums and statues. It is a very enjoyable walk to take.
2. NORTHERN FORTS
The Northern Fors is an integral part of the Liepāja Fortress. Here you can walk subterranean labyrinth and bunkers, get information about Liepāja Fortress, its hisroty and construction. In November 1908 the fortress was liquidated, as its construction had been acknowledged a strategic mistake. A part of the cannons were dismantled and delivered to the Kaunas Fortress in Lithuania, while the other part was recast. However, the desired result was reached and, this way, the remains of the Tsarist Russia fortress and also the later, more modern fortress, still stand today.
3. CONCERT HALL “GREAT AMBER”
Absolutely beautiful, magnificent building especially during the sunsets. Unfortunately, high quality events are quite rare, but if you are lucky enough to get into one of those – it must be excellent.
4. NORTH BREAKWATER LIEPĀJA
It’s not long way. If you will go there you will able to look at the beautiful sea. It’s great to go down for a walk and enjoy the sea breeze. There is not much at the end of the walkway, other than the joy of accomplishment!
5. ST. JOSEPH’S CATHEDRAL
Liepāja originally had a small wooden church built in 1508 and dedicated to Saint Ann. Around 1560 the church was converted to Lutheran worship. After the Reformation, the faithful of the Catholic Church had to travel to Lithuania to receive baptism and the other sacraments, because they did not have a place of Catholic worship available.
Besides that, Liepaja has other great places, that also could catch your attention. One of those is Rose Square, which is also called “Heart of Liepāja”. In the 18th century “The New Market” was located here. In 1910 after moving the market, the municipality decided to establish a garden here, and well-known park designer George Kuphaldt designed the garden which featured 500 roses. After reconstruction in 2000 the emblems of Liepāja’s sister cities are placed on the sides of the rose-bed. There are several notable buildings located around the square: the buildings with towers used to be the butchery; ornate was the 19th century Roma Hotel, designed by Liepāja’s most famous architect Paul Max Bertschy (now “Romas dārzs”). In 1934 the cornerstone of Liepāja Latvian Society house was laid by the President of Latvia Kārlis Ulmanis.
Liepāja has a famous Creative quarter on Kungu Street is a building complex, which includes both unique 17th century wooden buildings and modernly renovated and equipped Youth House.
Former hotel of Madame Hoyer, popularly dubbed as the House of Peter I, is one of the oldest residential building examples in Liepāja. In 1697 Tsar of All Russia Peter I stayed here incognito.
The building located nearby is a 17th century wooden carcass construction, built on a low stone plinth, with a gabled slate roof. It belongs to the oldest type of buildings in Liepāja. Here reside the “Namīns” folklore center” and “Latva” studio, where one can see how folk costume elements are used in everyday clothes.