St Katrīna’s Church


The most important church in town: Katrina (St Catherine) is Kuldīga’s patron saint and protector, and is featured on the town’s coat of arms. The church dates to 1252 and was rebuilt in the mid-1600s. Inside it's atmospherically musty; you can climb the tower for good views. The stroll from here to the Town Garden is a delight.

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1. Alekšupīte Waterfall

0.09 MILES

Disappointed in the modest height of Kuldīga's waterfall? Head over to what is – yes! – Latvia's tallest waterfall (4.2m). Sure it's lined with concrete…

2. Sculpture Garden

0.11 MILES

The lovely gardens feature a monument to Suiti grannies, among others.

4. Castle Watchman’s House

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The Castle Watchman’s House was built in 1735 to protect the ruins of the Livonian Order Castle. Legend has it that the house was the site of executions…

5. Town Garden

0.16 MILES

Finely manicured and with great views of the waterfall, Kuldīga's park has multifaceted appeal. Moody castle ruins from the 13th century are watched over…

6. Old Wooden House

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Kurzeme’s oldest wooden house – built in 1670, reconstructed in 1742 and renovated in 1982 – stands on the northern corner of Pasta iela.

7. Old Brick Bridge

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The vaulted arches of the 1874 red-brick bridge are one of Kuldīga's favourite sites. At 154m, it's the third-longest brick bridge in Europe.

8. Kuldīga Synagogue

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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.