Liepaja in Latvia has a population of some 85,000 people.
Liepaja is situated about 120 miles (193 kilometers) west of Riga, the national capital, and 160 miles (257 kilometers) northwest of Kaunas.
Visit Liepaja’s historic fortifications and defenses for an insight into the region’s sometimes blood-soaked past. Despite a past steeped in conflict, the Karosta Fort is now a peaceful place perfect for reflecting on the sacrifices and struggles of this city’s past citizens.
An old place of worship, one of the most popular of the many historic attractions in the city, is the St. Nicholas Orthodox Naval Cathedral. Visit this heritage building to learn about its history and then take your time to study its design.
When you are in Liepaja grab some sunscreen and head to Liepaja Beach, an idyllic place much loved by the locals. On a fine day, this is the place to come to make the most of the sunshine, enjoy long strolls and splash in the shallows. Enjoy the feel of your bare feet as you play along the water’s edge or simply enjoy being near the water.
No mater how many fabulous sights you’ve managed to squeeze into your itinerary; no stay in this city is complete without paying a visit to the Monument to the Sailors and Fishermen Lost At Sea and the St. Anna Evangelical Lutheran Church.