6 Special Sights to See in Jekabpils, Latvia

6 Special Sights to See in Jekabpils, Latvia, Jekabpils, Latvia (B)

Latvia isn’t exactly a country with a long list of established travel destinations to its name. So when I went back for my second trip there, I was highly motivated to find new places to visit. One that quickly emerged was the city of Jēkabpils, Latvia’s smallest city. Easy to reach, home to a castle and a UNESCO world heritage site, visiting Jekabpils seemed like a no-brainer. A small and quite modest city, if you decide to visit Jekabpils you’ll learn there’s a few things to see and do. Here’s what you have waiting for you.

Before jumping headfirst into its attractions, here’s a little information about the city of Jekabpils. The city is located southeast of Riga, lying on the border of the Latgale and Kurzeme regions. Separating the city across these regions is the Daugava River, the longest river that passes through Latvia. While all one city now, these two halves of the city were once the unconnected towns of Jekabpils and Krustpils.

It’s only since 1962 that the two have been joined together, although it seems like centuries have separation haven’t been quickly erased. With a visit here, most of the attractions you’ll see are over on the left-hand bank that was the historic centre of Jēkabpils. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
This article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store and Google Play. You can download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the attractions featured in this article. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Sights Map

Guide Name: 6 Special Sights to See in Jekabpils, Latvia
Guide Location: Latvia » Jekabpils
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.travelsewhere.net/sights-jekabpils-latvia/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Krustpils Castle
  • Daugava River
  • Orthodox Church of The Holy Spirit
  • Memorial Park
  • Struve Park
  • The Little Violinist
  • Central Riverside Apartments