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Līgatne historical centre and village

DATE: 13.12.2020; 11 AM (LATVIA TIME)

Līgatne is a town on the Gauja River, in Latvia. The village of Līgatne was built around the paper mill, still extant, on the River Līgatne in the 19th century. Ligatne is one of the most beautiful nature corners in the Gauja National Park.

For already 200 years the name of Ligatne has been related to the Paper Mill. Its historical centre together with historical buildings of the Mill and wooden living houses of the Mill’s workers is included in the list of cultural monuments of national importance. Apartment of Līgatne Paper Mill workers has been renovated to the historic image of the beginning of the 20th century. In 2011 Ligatne Village was awarded as national winner of European Destinations of Excellency (EDEN) due to efforts to preserve and develop Ligatne’s industrial heritage.

Waching an online tour of Līgatne you will have a chance to follow the Paper Mill's workers life - staring with childbirth hospital, the school years till the work in the Paper Mill and the family life in the wooden row houses and enjoy the nature of the Gauja valley.

To enjoy online virtual tour go to Enter Gauja Facebook page and choose events (to get reminder about event mark "interested" or "going"). We will go live 13.12.2020 at 11 am.

Price: Event will be for free

Place: Enter Gauja Facbook event - Live. Click here to join!


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