Limbazi


LIMBAZI

One of Latvia’s oldest cities, though it was small, it was included as a city of the Hanseatic League and served as one of Riga’s archbishop’s residences. Because of its size, the city can be easily enjoyed by foot. Enjoy the medieval castle ruins and its renewed gate watchtower, and imagine yourself in that time, as the city and road plan has been preserved since the 14th century. See the 17th century church, the largest Orthodox church of the Vidzeme region, and 18th century wooden buildings and wall art in the old city hall. Visit the firefighter museum and then drop by the Silver museum, home to the biggest silver work of art in the Baltics. There you’ll be given workshops and demonstrations by the silversmiths, and have a taste of silver water. Get close to nature by visiting the Lielezers lake. The lake beach is a certified Blue Flag beach – a symbol of quality and safety. Rent a boat or a water bicycle and explore the 4,3 km wide lake, or stroll around the lake on the board walk. Limbaži is the home to an international accordion and theatre festival, bringing together accordion enthusiasts from all over Europe. It also hosts a festival focusing around the national string instrument called the “kokle”, along with other similar instruments from around the Baltic sea. In 2014 the city of Limbazi was awarded the international award for sustainable culture tourist.
For more information, please visit the website www.visitlimbazi.lv

Source: Latvian Tourism Development Agency