Madona is the administrative centre of the Madona District - the second largest district in Latvia. Madona is located 170 km to the north-east of Riga.
Latvia’s highest spot – Gaizinkalns (311.6 meters above sea level) as well as some other rather high mountains (according to Latvian standards) are located in the Madona District. The slopes are provided with modern skiing tracks and facilities. Check the outdoor activities subsection on our site for more information.
The region has many picturesque lakes. One of the most well-known is Lubanas Lake. Given that there are nearly no large industrial plants in the region the environment remains clean and unpolluted.
Teici’s natural reserve is not far from Madona.
Cesvaine castle is one of the most remarkable architectural and historical monuments in this region.
One can get to Madona by taking a bus from Riga. The buses leave almost every hour. The timetable is available on the bus station’s website.
Alternatively, you can reach Madona by taking a diesel train to Gulbene. The timetable is available on the Latvian Railway’s website.
Tourist information centre in Madona
Saieta 1, Phone: +371 486 05 73, Fax: +371 486 05 81
(Photo used is taken from website of Gaizins natural park)