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Riga Live Cam, Latvia – Sigulda Castle

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Sigulda Castle (Latvian Siguldas viduslaiku pils -. Sigulda Castle), in the Middle Ages known as Zegevold Castle – one of the medieval castles in Sigulda (Latvia), built in the early stage of the conquest of the Baltic lands the Crusaders.

Construction work on erecting the castle were started by the order of the first Master of the Order of the Sword Wine background Rohrbach in 1207 on the territory of a former Livonian settlements on the banks of the Gauja River.

The castle, built just after the fateful victory, which won an army of swordsmen of local resistance units (under the leadership of respected elders Liv Ako), along with Vendenskim lock represented one of the most fortified outposts of German rule in Livonia. In honor of the victory, the area was called “Zegevald” (in German “Forest Ratio”) – is the name of the country is preserved until the present time (Transformed into Latvian style in Sigulda).

Immediately after this was made a section of the Livonian lands between the two newly-feudal lords: the Order of the Sword, at the source of which is Bishop Albert brother Theodoric, got extensive territory on the left bank of the Gauja, and the Bishop of Riga satisfied about one third (compared to the Order’s two-thirds), which It includes a portion of the right bank of the Gauja.

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Jurmala Live Cam, Latvia – Jomas street

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Jurmala – the largest resort city in Latvia and the Baltic countries, is 25 km from Riga. It is a long strip (32 km long and 3 km wide) between the Gulf of Riga and the river Lielupe.

Joma – the central street of Jurmala. One of the oldest streets in the city, founded in the late XIX century. It is purely pedestrian street. In the square stands a monument to the Jomas Janis Rainis and Aspasia.

Every year is a holiday Jomas street – concerts, attractions, competitions, competition of sand sculptures at one end of the street, and of course, fireworks. At Jomas 35 is a historic building – the People’s House Jurmala, before this – cinema Jurmala.

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Jurmala Live Cam, Latvia – Panorama

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Jurmala – a city-resort in Latvia, situated on the coastline between the Gulf of Riga and the river Lielupe. Population – 55 thousand people.

The city is one of the two Latvian Presidential Residence, the largest water park in the Baltics, giving Museum Rainis and his wife – poet Aspasia. The coastline – 32 kilometers. Jurmala – a chain of small towns stretched out along the coast, which grew out of the fishing villages. The spa area includes: Bulduri, Dzintari, Majori, Pumpuri, Melluzi, Kemer, Dubulti.

The main attraction of the Riga beach – beautiful sandy beaches. Since the late 1990s. significantly improved tourist infrastructure of the resort.

Jurmala is famous for its mud and water baths. For active recreation – biking trails, paths for jogging, everything you need for a variety of water sports (water skiing, pedalo, scuba diving). Among the attractions of Jurmala are unique natural monuments, samples of wooden architecture, Kemeri National Park, various memorials.

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