10 Interesting Sights to See in Jelgava, Latvia

10 Interesting Sights to See in Jelgava, Latvia, Jelgava, Latvia (B)

Riga may be the biggest city and cultural centre in Latvia, but it’s by no means alone. After all, there are four regions in Latvia, each with their own character and tradition. For the region of Zemgale, that capital is the city of Jelgava. Destinations in Zemgale like Rundale Palace and Bauska may be better known among visitors, but there are actually loads of sights to see in Jelgava.

Visit Jelgava and you’ll see that it isn’t a big city by any standards. But that doesn’t take away from its history or natural beauty. In fact, those aspects are even easier to see as they’re not hidden away among a sprawling urban expanse. This means that tourists are quickly able to see what makes the city special, even with just a day trip to Jelgava from Riga. Here’s what you have to look forward to if you give this understated city a chance.

Easily the most talked about attraction in the city is the elegant Jelgava Palace. Nestled between the Driksa and Lielupe rivers on an island, it’s quite an impressive sight. That’s thanks to its late Baroque design, which was receiving some restoration work when I was there. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 10 Interesting Sights to See in Jelgava, Latvia
Guide Location: Latvia » Jelgava
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.travelsewhere.net/sightseeing-jelgava-latvia/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Jelgava Palace
  • Jelgava Holy Trinity Church Tower
  • Jelgava Time Wheel
  • Museum of History and Art
  • Driksa Riverfront
  • Lielupe Floodplain Meadows
  • the tower
  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Virgin Mary
  • St. Simeon and St. Ann Orthodox Cathedral
  • Uzvaras Park
  • Villa Medem