"Latgale - the eastern part of Latvia" Latgale by LanaFromRiga

Latgale Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 26 photos


I'm starting the story about the eastern part of Latvia - Latgale. if you don't remember I reminding you that there are 4 regions in Latvia: Kurzeme (west), Vidzeme (north), Zemgale (center, south), Latgale (east). In Latgale living very friendly and hospitable people. Historicaly Latgale was a little bit different from other Latvia's regions tha? why there are many stereotips about this place. Probabply Latgale is the poorest region in Latvia, but there are the most beautiful nature and kindes people.
The middleage castle in the picture is a small scale model. The real castle didn't save till nowadays. The scale model is near the ruins of Rezekne's middleage castle. The castle scale model made after historical documents and droughts researching.
More useful information about tourism in Latgale you can find here: www.latgale.lv

The Nature in Latgale

The Nature in Latgale is clear and beautiful. You can enjoy hiking in forests. There are many forest lakes in Latgale.

Ludzas Region

Here the many hills of Latgale are stopped in their ruche to the east by the marshes of Russia. Through the Ludza region flows Sarjanka river on its way to Daugava, but by way of Velikaja, the rivers Ritupe and Zilupe send waters to the Baltic Sea. There are 25 castle mounds, 14 settlements and 70 other archaeological monuments.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Kind and friendly people, beautiful virgin nature
  • Cons:the poorest region of Latvia
  • Intro Updated Jun 20, 2005
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  • PeteNL's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2005 at 5:33 AM

    Another wonderful page - the museum we also were!

  • Grazina's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2004 at 2:23 PM

    Wow the place looks lovely with all the snow surrounding the country. To me it look so much like Lith. Even the language and spelling of the language so close.

  • Leipzig's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2004 at 1:40 AM

    I see I have to come back to Lativia. There's so much more to discover for me

  • Pablos_new's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2004 at 6:10 AM

    Very interesting page! Many years ago I was in one of the ethnography museums in Latvia, but I do not remember the place.

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2004 at 8:48 AM

    a nice page of an off the beaten track region. I was there in 1995.

  • ginte's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2004 at 3:05 AM

    Interesting page on Latgale, Lana! Fotos of etnographic museum remind me the fishermans house museum in Nida here in Lithuania.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2004 at 5:35 PM

    very interesting page lana.

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2004 at 9:13 AM

    land of blue lakes....and green trees!...mainly,i remember daugavpils and rezekne....


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