Latvia Vacation Travel Video Guide

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Latvia a small Baltic Republic a country with a strong national identity situated within the center of the Baltic States throughout the course of history its desire for freedom has always taken it forward Riga capital of Latvia a Hanseatic city and European Capital of Culture st. petri Church is one of the oldest in the center of the city and at the same time a main landmark it is one of the most important sacred buildings of the Middle Ages and is closely linked with the development of the city adjacent is the Schwartz after building in all its Renaissance glory a great sight from the past the middle-class buildings of Elizabeth and Albert Street indicate the prosperity of its past occupants like almost nowhere else are neva has been preserved incredibly well here with lavish embellishments and numerous motifs in 1234 the Dominicans founded a monastery and its monks built st. John's Church to commemorate some John the Baptist the baroque altar is relatively plain the Opera is the national sanctuary of the Latvians and is lovingly referred to as the white house it's facade is reminiscent of an ancient Greek temple at first it looks like a castle but it is actually a guild building guilds were originally cooperatives made up of craftsmen and later the general population in the middle of the 14th century the merchants seceded from the craft skilled Mary Cathedral is situated in the center of the city and is the most important religious building in the Baltic States it was modeled on the Cathedral of the Hanseatic city of Lubeck which was well known to the bishop and his Crusaders it's age dimensions and contrasting architectural styles bear witness to along the street according to legend Tsar Peter the first was forced to wait in front of the locked gate the well-preserved powder tower is the largest tower of the old fortress system these three buildings Triss Brawley the three brothers were named thus as they were attached to one another in the 14th and 15th centuries the alder castle was located here now No a boat trip on the dog of a river helps to recall the city's colorful history here the Vikings docked embarked on notorious raids and various other ventures beyond powder tower is a splendid area with much greenery in several waterways on the other side of the canal is the city's most important national monument of modern times each are the guard of honor changes a time-honored ritual the Liberty Memorial is a symbol of the unity of the country and the city's independence the famous lima watch is located in the pedestrian zone next to the cathedral is liven square with its beer garden framed by guild houses a nostalgic tram leads to the edge of the city this is the brother cemetery of great importance to latvia x' history next the open-air museum of folk culture from each of Latvia's regions dwelling houses and furniture have been reassembled here close to Riga is you mala today a popular health resort on the Latvian Riviera with splendid bay-window villas battlements and towers formerly baroque later and nodded gothic thirty kilometres of beaches with bright erinaceus courts and a mild climate created a holiday paradise here in the nineteenth century the nobility frequented this area and the exclusive spa architecture demonstrates the early popularity of this region former fishing villages became a Dilek health resorts amid the fertilized egg garlic plain is the Magnificent huge Barack yell garver castle the largest in Latvia in 1737 the residents of the then secular ruler of the Duchy of Courland was built on the ramparts of an ancient castle of the livonian order beneath the southeast corner of the castle is the crypt of the Dukes a tomb in vault with 30 superbly decorated sarcophagi of tin and wood at first sight it looks like the French castle of Versailles but it is run Dale castle constructed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli the huge palace garden contains 328,000 lime oak and chestnut trees own various fountains according to the rock design the golden hall with its huge ceiling painting served as both throne and audience room at the same time here the virtues of the Duke are highlighted in perfect form a large gallery leads to a superb hole on the first floor the Whitehall whose corners are adorned with stucco figures a small gallery leads to the Rose Hall that is decorated with red marble and silk wallpaper rondell was the summer residence of Ernst Johan Baron who was the particular favorite of Zarina Anna Ivanova thus was realized one of the most outstanding architectural monuments of the baroque and Rococo eras [Applause] mom has lived on the rugged southern Baltic Sea coast for more than 750 years the remains of former fortifications are a reminder of a Russian port of war which once dictated life here the port of Carrasco was of strategic importance and a strictly controlled area for 50 years a building built is a hospital in around 1900 served as a military prison it was only in 1997 that the last inmate was released it's well worth a visit there's a guided tour of the prison and an overnight stay in a locked cell is only for the brave of heart [Applause] Trinity Church was founded in 1758 on the initiative of the German community who furnished it magnificently the three nave Hall church is the largest church in Latvia built according to the rules of Protestantism in the heart of kusum's on the bank of the venta river is the small picturesque town of coal digger an old brick bridge crosses the Ventus rumba river the water of the country's widest rapids plunges to a depth of two meters in spring and autumn fish attempt to defeat the raging torrent by springing upwards against it built in 1860 the new Town Hall and the old one that dates back to the 17th century adorned the former town hall square the rather plain looking Trinity Church dates back to 1640 however and somewhat of a surprise its interior features the splendor of both Barak and Rococo design the old town remains a closed ensemble of historic buildings with red tiled roofs old German merchant properties in medieval surroundings which give the city a nostalgic Flair then spills is located in the north of latvia's west coast on the Baltic Sea since the 13th century a city of sailors from the 14th to the 16th centuries it was a member of the German Hansa and in the middle of the 17th century a shipyard was built for warships and merchant ships which led to the prosperity of the city and the banks of the Ventura River is the only castle of the order of the princedom of could Zimmer built by the livonian order at the end of the 13th century the rooms are well furnished and open to the public a tour around the harbour makes it clear that Ventspils is the most important port in Latvia here oil from Siberia is loaded as well as chemical products and also wood and fish a steam locomotive and it's old wagons that date back to 1916 makes its way through forests to an open-air Museum the narrow-gauge railway operated through the coastal villages until the middle of the 20th century a well-preserved windmill welcomes visitors to the coastal fisherman's open-air museum it features the fishermen's residential and commercial buildings and the red-roofed workshops of craftsman next to the museum the beach begins with the white dune and an impressive view of expansive beaches and sea from 1878 the new seagull der castle was built on the site of an outer Bailey of an order castle for Russian prince Kropotkin in 1936 it became a recreational center and is now home to the City Council sagal de castle was built by the order of the brothers of the sword but following union with the Teutonic order passed over to the livonians the medieval castle was once the seat of the commandery Order in the northern war it was badly damaged two watchtowers and some of its walls have survived a cable car crosses forests treetops and Nagoya River and travels to the opposite bank 1,600 meters of adventure that rises to a height of 40 meters a romantic and thrilling experience from the cable car station a path leads to the ruins of a castle the former criminal de castle was built for the Archbishop of Riga in 1601 the Swedes conquered the fortress and burnt it to the ground here in gorge of alle the interests of both the archbishop and the order collided and turned into a struggle for power eventually the Pope decided that the Crusaders be granted the shores of today's sigulda and the bishop the opposite bank today's to Ryder the old bishop castle which is now part of joyriders museum complex can be seen from far away it's massive walls and remaining huge watchtowers indicate past dangers and the need for sturdy fortifications in 1214 Archbishop Albert had Freedland castle built on the remains of a timber built livonian castle it burnt down in 1776 with the exception of the tower there's also a museum that depicts the hard life that took place daily in a castle of the Middle Ages from the 30 meter height ah there's a breathtaking view of the castle buildings and the forest landscape of the gorgeo Valley the gorgeou river meanders alongside wooded banks and caves and grows increasingly into a wide river a natural paradise within an historic setting the picturesque primordial river valley of gorgeou has for centuries attracted travelers from each corner of the world this livonian Switzerland not only has the charm of primary nature but also all the ambience of the Middle Ages on the way up the 85 meter deep ravine the gorgeou river collects water from 13 tributaries [Applause] [Applause] in the 1930s this beautiful landscape was placed under a conservation order and was thus protected from destruction CSIs is located in the middle of the highlands it is one of the oldest and most splendid in the country the heart of vids M since John's church is also the oldest Basilica this the largest gothic church outside Riga was founded in 1282 as the main Church of the brothers of the sword several grandmasters are buried here the old town is dominated by a medieval castle also in CSIS the usual sequence of events first mentioned in 1224 conquered by German Crusaders subsequent membership of the handsome from 1778 on the new castle was inhabited by the noble faun silvers family in the coffee shop there's always a warm welcome since the 13th century the medieval castle has shared its fate together with the city in fighting against Russian polish and Swedish armies despite much damage today the ruins are still quite impressive today's latvia is now striking a healthy balance between a market economy ancient traditions and the burdensome legacy of a turbulent past its journey into the European Union has been a success thanks to courage strength and faith [Applause] you


15 Comments

lord yvo gerard octaviano · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

I love this country..its peaceful ad i can see in the video. How i wish to have a boyfriend living there!/lol

Wolf G · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

A beautiful country! I hope one day I will visit this country. Thanks host share the wonderful program with us.

alex9920 · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

This country is ugly, flat and boring. Starring at an empty desk for 2 hours is far more exciting than visiting Latvia. What a shithole.

Damians Namsons · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

I’m Latvian

bimmersavvy · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

❤️❤️❤️❤️to my sweet motherland! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ miss you dearly 😞

Александр Михайличенко · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Латвия Балтийская Австрия 🇱🇻🇦🇹

Jurp likes 2 art · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Ok, sorry.
But I hate how you pronounced 'Trīs Brāļi'
You make the ī and ā longer and hold it for a second. Just look up how to pronounce it before you say it.

Annie Taylor · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Beautifully filmed. Beautiful country!

Nouman Khan · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Beautiful Country

SAugstroze · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Disappointed, that in the beautiful city of Liepaja with its lovely architecture and beaches, they chose to highlight Karosta prison and the crumbling fortress.

رافي mohamad · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

good

Wally Kaspars · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

If you want to hit it big with Latvians tell them you hate Russians and say bad things about Russians. Latvians will love you for it.

Kristopelis TV · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

My country is power!

PARSL3Y · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

This vlog was amazing!! 🙂

Terry McGeary · May 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Looks like worthy of a visit some time soon! So many beautiful places in Europe to visit. I'll never manage them all so will need to choose carefully and get the best!

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