The stolid church in this tiny village predates its first recorded mention in 1640. The interior is a stunner, it’s a perfectly proportioned flamboyant fantasy in blue, gold and white. Note the second-floor pews so the barons would not have to associate with the peasants.
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Stately and stolid, this 1875 structure was home to Kuldīga’s Jewish community until the Holocaust. It now houses the town's library and arts centre.
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