Far away from the worldly hustle and bustles, surrounded by tranquil forests, travellers are welcomed by romantic Kārļamuiža. The untouched nature of the River Amata, landscaped park created by the lords of the manor and century-old apple orchard offer a refreshing hiding place amidst this beauty. In turn, the invigorating quality of nature can be felt on the peaceful walking trails, which wend their way alongside the river to the landscaped cliff and back again. After enjoying a walk in the cusp of nature, you can relax in the hotel apartments, which have been installed in accordance with the manor’s former residents’ impressions of homeliness. This is the embodiment of peaceful rest amidst the natural tranquillity of nature and gardens, which are enclosed by the majesty of the Amata’s cliffs.
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.
The refined atmosphere of Mālpils Manor is ideally suited to luxurious and carefree leisure. Waking up between satin sheets after a truly restful night’s sleep, the morning will delight you with a view of the calmly flowing waters of a fountain, while the delicious meals prepared by the chef in the manor restaurant will offer gourmands a truly mouth-watering culinary experience. The Manor grounds are best enjoyed by embarking on a ride on an antique bicycle or during a saunter through the clouds in a hot air balloon. An outstanding residence whether you are seeking peace for idyllic rest, or luxurious apartments in which to host a beautiful celebration.
Don't just sit inside for four SUNNY days, get out and about this Easter and make the most of all the Things to do in Gauja National park! Take a look at our top Easter events below for some cultural inspiration, family time or just simple fun time together. Entrance are free of charge if there is no price mentioned.
At the heart of history for centuries, enclosed by picturesque stone walls, this castle was both a residence and fortress for the nobility. Nowadays, every summer the castle echoes with the sound of classical music during Sigulda’s world famous opera festival. The proximity of the Gauja and the wild river valley form a unique backdrop for enjoyment of the works of art wrought by man and nature. The soft sounds of music from the castle garden and the reverberations from the creative quarter enliven the harmonious atmosphere of the castle. Merging with the elegant neo-gothic architecture, a visit to the castle acquires a fine and noble aftertaste.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the world at large, concealed under crown of leafy oak trees is a unique wooden Baroque manor. It is an especially idyllic place for nature and art lovers. Walks along forest trails will provide invigorate guests amidst tranquil scenery. Afterwards, you can enjoy a cup of tea in the archaic atmosphere of the tea house in the manor garden. Or if you prefer, you can enjoy leisurely meals fit for nobility in the manor’s age-old recipe restaurant.
This park full of unique miniature manor houses and captivating wooden sculptures is living evidence of the famed skills of the manor house’s carpenters. In the woodwork museum’s ancient workshop, you can inspect the instruments and work tables that craftsmen of old used to create ornate furniture, painting frames and fine decors. Continuing your excursion among the leafy shadows of Vienkoči Park, you will be charmed by the wooden sculptures around you and miniature copies of several manor houses no longer in existence, but recreated here right down to the tiniest detail. A quiet, educational adventure to be memorably combined with a relaxing family picnic and the unhurried enjoyment of nature.