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

Raina iela 5, Jelgava 3001, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
Excellent
65%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
16%
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

St. Simeon’s and St. Anna’s Orthodox Cathedral

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

Bauska, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Castles
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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0%
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4.5 based on 115 reviews

Rundale Palace

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

Akademijas iela 1, Jelgava 3001, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
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1%
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Holy Trinity Church

Reviewed By Similtiades - Riga, LatviaRiga, Latvia

Jelgava Centrepiece

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

Jana Cakstes bulvaris 7, Jelgava 3001, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Bridges
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Pedestrian Bridge Mitava

Reviewed By Anchina

Architectural piece

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)

Rundale Palace, Pilsrundale 3921, Latvia Museums, History Museums
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 509 reviews

Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils)

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

| Rigas - Ventspils sosejas 75km, Tukums, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Castles
Excellent
67%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Jaunmoku Pils

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

Tervete, Latvia Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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5 based on 101 reviews

Tervete Nature Park

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

Jelgava, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Castles
Excellent
32%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
13%
Terrible
0%
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4 based on 75 reviews

Jelgava Palace

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

Graudu St. 1, Dobele 3701, Latvia Nature & Parks, Museums, Specialty Museums, Gardens More
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 8 reviews

Museum and Garden of Peteris Upitis

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

Brivibas St., 202, Jekabpils 5201, Latvia Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
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5 based on 10 reviews

The Orthodox Church of The Holy Spirit and men's monastery

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

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