Welcome to Valka – city, where starts Latvia!   Welcome to Valga – city, where starts Estonia!   Welcome to Valka municipality –Latvian Nothern gates!   Welcome to Valga municipality –Estonian Southern gates!   Valka and Valga is place which offers unique chance to be in town centre and at the same ...

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Monument to Kārlis Ulmanis was unveiled in 2014 and it’s located in Lugažu square. Today You can take a picture next to the oak, which was planted in the same square park by Kārlis Ulmanis.   The bust monument is 2.5 meters high and its made of Finnish granite. On 1937 Charles Lawn created Ulmaņa bust meta ordered by the Latvian State ...

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This is a nice place for walking or cycling. From Putraskalns arbour, you can have a good view of Valka-Valga: one city two states. The waking trail crosses the border and then continues along local foothpaths and river`s beach belt.   Location: From the bridge of Sēlijas street, Valka. GPS 57o46’50’’ 26o1’30’’ ...

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The Valka Local History museum is founded in 1970th. The building was constructed in 1850-1853 as the seminary for Vidzeme parish schoolteachers. From 1853 to 1881, the director of the seminary was Jānis Cimze.   The museum has a permanent exhibition on the activities of the seminary, preserves materials on the history and inhabitants of Valka ...

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The curch is situated in the centre of Valka, at the junction of Raiņa and Rigas street. The first written record of the church dates from 1477. The church is in a basilica style, with a simple appearance – thus, it was the peasants’church in earlier times. Different historical styles can be seen in the exterior in the church, it is due ...

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In the west of Valka city, between trees, grass and Pedele river is made open air stage for song and dance festivals. It is significant, that open air stage and audience seats are separate with Pedele river, which flows through the Valka city.   Audience seats and platform join two bridges, which had built above the river. Open air stage had ...

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Near to the open air stage, in the top of Avota hill are in the travertine cuted Sculpture „Zither Player”, which was mounted in honour General Latvian song and dance festival century. This place is popular for people who like leisure activities.   In spring, summer and autumn here are running serial „Optimists”, but in ...

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Near from Zāģezers is source where people from Valka are going to get pure water. In 2009 was competition about name of this source and citizens offered many versions and now it calls “Žāģavots”. In 2010 was improvement for surroundings – made place for swimmers, set up trashcans, lights and new way to the source Zāģavots.   Location: 3km ...

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Zāģezers is lake. Lake`s area – 13ha and average depth – 1.4 m. Around the Zāģezers, there is forest. Also there is beach with beach volleyball fields, camp-fire place, cabins for changing, toilets.   Location: 3km from centre of Valka, in the end of Varoņu street. GPS 57o47’38’’ 26o58’46’’ ...

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Designed by architect August Raister, the Valka Cultural centre building was built in 1924. The building is one of the best examples of the quasi –Neoclassical style in Latvian architecture. The building was erected, because the Latvian Valka also needed a community centre after the Estonian- Latvian border was established dividing the city of ...

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Members of “Saulīte” are making hand made products from wool and other materials – gloves, blankets, table-cloths and etc.   Location: E. Dārziņa street 8, Valka. GPS 57°46’26’’ 26°1’5’’ Phones: +371 26375211, +371 29440051. You have to reconcile your visit before coming! Location ...

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The military bunkers are odd-looking hummocks in Valka’s urban environment. They were built in 1970`s as strategic missile control centre for the Soviet Army, to relay messages in case of military threat . Only duty officers were on guard in the facilities and telephone switching station extending two storeys underground.  The entire area ...

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Initially, churchyard Jāņa Cimzes were set like Lugažu Evangelical Lutheran parish churchyard. In the 1881, when he died, he take a rest in this churchyard. Because of it- churchyard were called in his name.   For the money which devotes his students and fans in the 1887, the monument for him were made and mounted in a place where he take ...

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In 1919th the Latvian War of Liberation of the fallen Valmiera infantry soldiers Warrior cemetery. In 1922, october 1 the momunet was unveil. This is the first biggest artistic made monument in province of Latvia, which is build for memory to First World War and fights for freedom warriors, who fall down in battles. In 1925, it became an official monument ...

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The Second World War Cemetery for German soldiers. In this war in Latvia dead about 90 000 German soldiers, together in Latvia buried German soldiers are in more than 6000 places, where some of them are looking for and mortal remains move to these cemeteries.   In Latvian woods from 1941 till 1944 were buried 367 soldiers of German army. ...

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