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Vizuļu Rock

Experience the dual nature of Vizuļu Rock — the warmth of the reddish sandstone and the coolness of the clear springs!

People say that Vizuļu (Glitter) Rock got its name from the tiny springs that freeze in winters, creating a beautifully glittering wall of ice. The contrast between the heavy ice and the delicate play of light on it is truly beautiful.

People also say that over the years Vizuļu Rock has accumulated the warmth of sun, concealing it inside itself.

Vizuļu Rock in shades of red and grey lies on the left bank of the Amata River and is best viewed from the opposite bank. It offers a wonderful view to the massive sandstone and dolomite wall, protected by the flowing water. In early spring the dolomite rocks are full of life and movement — the springs falling from the cliffs exude the energy of primeval nature!

The top part of the cliff consists of fissured dolomite of the Pļaviņu series that looks like the walls of an ancient castle. Vizuļu Rock is a marvellous place, where you can draw inspiration and feel the essence of nature!

Vizuļu Rock can be seen while hiking on the Amata Geological Trail, which will introduce you to many beautiful rocks.

Free of charge



  • Vizuļu Rock is 150 m long and up to 30 m high
  • Springs flowing out of the dolomite rocks turn into up to 7 m high icefalls in winters
  • Īļāku Rock is located 200 m away, on the right bank of the Amata River

Additional services

  • Guide services available with prior booking at Amata Municipality Tourism Information Centre (address: Kumadas iela 2 (72nd km of the Pskov motorway arriving from Riga), Amata Municipality, Ieriķi; phone: +371 64119024, +371 28681083; e-mail: turisms@and.lv)

For your convenience

  • Free parking by Melturi bridge
  • Free picnic spot by Melturi bridge
  • Restroom by Melturi bridge


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