Top 10 Things to do in Zemgale Region, Latvia
Discover the best top things to do in Zemgale Region, Latvia including St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral, Rundale Palace, Holy Trinity Church, Pedestrian Bridge Mitava, Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils), Jaunmoku Pils, Tervete Nature Park, Jelgava Palace, Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis, The Orthodox Church of The Holy Spirit and men's monastery.
1. St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral
4.5 based on 31 reviews
Reviewed By CianGuckian - Dublin, IrelandDublin, Ireland
Jelgava's St. Simeon's and St. Anna's Orthodox Cathedral
St Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral which was designed by the charismatic architect N. Chagin is located on Raina iela, Jelgava. Built between 1890 and 1892, with substantial financial support from Alexander III, the then Russian Tsar. This hist
2. Rundale Palace
4.5 based on 115 reviews
Reviewed By CoventryCrusader - CoventryCoventry
Great palace and gardens "in the middle of nowhere"
We read a lot about the place, before visiting it, however it was a real surprise, to find such magnificent palace literally in the countryside and far from any big city. Such (large) objects are usually located in the vicinity of large urban centres (lik
3. Holy Trinity Church
4.5 based on 52 reviews
Reviewed By Similtiades - Riga, LatviaRiga, Latvia
If visiting Jelgava, you will almost certainly visit the clocktower (as it is informally known) as it is the centrepiece of the town centre and probably the main tourist destination of Jelgava. It is open until a reasonable time; my girlfriend and I arriv
4. Pedestrian Bridge Mitava
4.5 based on 27 reviews
Reviewed By Anchina
This architectural creation makes Jelgava beautiful and gives it special character. It is pedestrian bridge, you won't have trouble crossing it on feet, by bicycle or buggy. There is a nice view overlooking the river. You will see nice fountain and boats
5. Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)
4.5 based on 509 reviews
Reviewed By Isa-Francis - Montreal, CanadaMontreal, Canada
Beautiful palace and gardens
If you have visited other European Palaces (Versailles, Schonbrunn, etc.), you obviously need to manage your expectations here... as this palace is much smaller and is not as "rich" in terms of ornaments or finishing than its more popular counterparts.Des
6. Jaunmoku Pils
4.5 based on 26 reviews
Reviewed By labuce - LatviaLatvia
Beautiful place from inside and out.
If you like to see historical places, if you like nice and quite walks, this is place for you. After all this you can have a nice meal and stay for night as well.
7. Tervete Nature Park
5 based on 101 reviews
Reviewed By Davanden - Alexandria, Virginia, USAAlexandria, Virginia, USA
Out of the way oasis.
In the midst of two weeks of castles, museums, and cities, it was a refreshing change to get outdoors have a walk through a nature park. The park has a theme, based on a Latvian folk tale involving witches, giants, a brave little boy, and so on. It is ful
8. Jelgava Palace
4 based on 75 reviews
Reviewed By Elga K - Gold Coast, Queensland, AustraliaGold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Built by Baroque architect, Rastrelli, now University of Agriculture
Magnificent palace, 42 km from Riga, built by Rastrelli on an island in Lielupe River. Rastrelli built the beautiful Rundale Palace in Latvia first, then this one and then the Winter Palace in St Petersburg. It was flattened by the Soviets, now partly res
9. Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis
5 based on 8 reviews
Reviewed By Ivars K
Smell it, feel it!
Don't miss out this wonderful garden in the spring/ early summer when the lilac blossoms. Makes sense to take some plaid with you as it is popular picnic site as well.
10. The Orthodox Church of The Holy Spirit and men's monastery
5 based on 10 reviews
Reviewed By Akalith - New York City, New YorkNew York City, New York
Pretty church/monastery worth a visit
The outside of this 1887 church is very pretty, but the real beauty here are the icons inside, which include one restored to the church in 2008: the Virgin Mary of Jacobstadt. The courtyard has pretty plantings, and the town square outside sum up things t