Ventspils

Ventspils

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Ventspils – one of the most rapidly developing cities in the country. During the last five-ten years Ventspils has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Latvia. Being a major industrial port, the city invests transit revenues into the tourism infrastructure. That’s why it’s sometimes called “Latvian Dubai”. Here are a lot of modern recreation centers and different tourism objects, which are equipped with the latest technologies.

In Ventspils even exist a s/c currency – vents, which is that is accepted for payment in tourism facilities.

Extra information

information for touristsTourist information: Darza iela 6, Phone: +371 362 22 63, tourism@ventspils.gov.lv

Ventspils website

How to reach Ventspils:

By bus Riga - Ventspils, every hour. Travel time - 3 hours. Schedule on bus station website.

By car - travel time 2-3 h.

In certain seasons is working ferry Ventspils - Saaremaa (Estonia).

Ventspils Castle of the Livonian Order

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Ventspils Castle of the Livonian Order

Livonian order built the castle in 13th century. One of the rare buildings of the time that remained almost unchanged to the present day. Today here is situated museum of history; its exposures are equipped with the latest museum technologies. In the castle yard you can try archery, here are often organized different events.

Hotels

Ventspils hotels

Hotels in Ventspils

Hotels, guest houses, apartments and other accommodation options in Ventspils.

Radio Astronomy Center in Ventspils

Irbene Radio Astronomy Center

Here are two radio telescopes, which were built IN Soviet times. One of them is the eight largest in the world; its diameter is 32 m. You can visit the center with excursion.

skiing track Lemberga hute

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Skiing track "Lemberga hute" (Lembergs’ Trilby)

The artificial mountain (50 m) is named after the hat of the long-term mayor of the Ventspils. Here is a ski track of length 180 m, slope track, Snowboard Park and kids slide. You can learn skiing using the instructors.

Beach in Ventspils, Latvia

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The Blue Flag Beach

The Blue Flag Beach (certificate of EU criteria conformity) is claimed to the one of the best in Latvia. You can stroll down to the southern breakwater where is an operating beacon, whose light is seen at a distance of 23 km. However, sea here is cooler than in Riga Bay (Jurmala).

Adventure park in Ventspils

Adventure park in Ventspils

To pass the route with obstacles, jump on the trampolines, ride on Kicking swings, summer slide or in the zorb is possible in the Ventspils adventure park, which is opened all year round.

Aquapark Ventspils

Aquapark

The aquapark has different slides, derricks, sauna and various attractions for children. It’s opened from May to September.

Olympic center in Ventspils

Olympic center

Here are football, basketball and ice halls, stadium, skate-park and swimming pool. You can stay in a hotel, that is situated in the complex territory.

 Ventspils Deer Garden, Ventspils

Deer Garden

You can look at deer and boars from viewing tower (6,5 m). Near are places for rest.

Children’s Town in Ventspils, Latvia

Children’s Town

In children's town are equipped modern attractions. They are divided for several age groups. Each group represents some world’s city; to see, to which, see on the globe (1.5 m) at the entrance.

Marine open air museum in Ventspils, Latvia
 

Marine open air museum

Ethnographic museum occupies part of the seaside park. Here is the biggest in Baltic collection of anchors, playground and small narrow-gauge road on which you can ride on the real sample train of 1916.








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